Focus: Interpreting the stream-of-consciousness voices of Beloved
1. Announcements! And a challenging literature crossword for your enjoyment...
2. Warm-up: Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 are told from the stream-of-consciousness perspectives of Sethe, Denver, and Beloved.
If you have a spade, you will be Sethe in this exercise. You will be using Chapter 2.
If you have a club, you will be Denver. You will be using Chapter 3.
If you have a heart, you will be Beloved. You will be using Chapter 4.
If you have a diamond, you will be Beloved. You will be using Chapter 5.
a. Sit in groups of 3 or 4 with each of you representing a different chapter. Sit with your backs to each other.
b. Through a blend of prose and poetry, you will bring synthesize the voices of these characters by writing a line from your chapter that you find significant and passing it to another "character" in your group.
c. That "character" will then find a meaningful response or question from his/her assigned chapter, write it down, and pass it to whichever "character" he or she wants to.
d. Continue passing the sheet of paper until it's mostly full, and be prepared to read it aloud.
As you listen to other groups share their poems, what do you notice about the voices of Sethe, Denver, and Beloved, and what do you notice about the complex dynamics of their relationships?
3. Socratic seminar: Beloved, Part 2, Chapters 1-5
1. Finish reading Beloved to prepare for our final Socratic seminar on Monday. Please complete your timeline as well.
2. If you have not yet turned in your metacognitive, please do so on Monday. Be sure to include a hard copy of your poem as well.