Perceive both the frailty and power of the Relationships in and around our world.
How do we define relationships?
What is the relationship between one of the characters, the author, the plot, an event… in the novel/story and yourself?
What effect do relationships have on the plot, the characters, the reader, the setting…?
How is the relationship between _______ and _______ similar to the relationship between yourself and your conscience? Explain (You can choose characters, plot, events, the author, the reader…).
Grander scale comparison in conclusion: How do the relationships in your novel/story compare to an event, idea, situation, phenomenon…in the world? Explain.
A Relationship fraught with CONFLICT!
Concept: Conflict 1. How do we define conflict? 2. What causes conflict, in general? Explain. 3. Compare the conflict found within your novel study/event between characters, events, plot, author and reader, themes... Explain. 4. Can conflict be positive? Explain. 5. What caused the conflict? How does that compare with other conflicts within the novel study/event and/or in the world? Explain. 6. How did the conflict change throughout the novel/story? Explain. 7. When does conflict create change? Conversely, when does change create conflict? Explain using specific examples related to text. 8. How does perspective affect conflict? Explain. 9. What could be done to prevent conflict in your novel study/event/life? Explain. 10. Grander scale comparison: How does the conflict found in your novel study/event/life compare to an event, idea, situation, phenomenon... in the world? Explain using specific details from text/informational resources.
Without ORDER there is only chaos!
Concept: Order 1. How do we define order? 2. In general, what would happen without order? 3. What would happen within your novel study/event without order? Explain citing examples. 4. When is order negative? When is it positive? Compare both of these ideas to your novel study/event. 5. What powers determine order (rulers, most popular ideas or people, nature versus man, reader versus author...)? 6. In the novel study/event, how would a change in order affect the outcome? Explain. 7. Grander scale comparison: How does the order found in your novel study/event compare to another event, idea, situation, phenomenon... in the world? Explain citing specific examples.
On Jan 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet "Common Sense," setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries.
Originally published anonymously, "Common Sense" advocated independence for the American colonies from Britain and is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. Credited with uniting average citizens and political leaders behind the idea of independence, "Common Sense" played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution.
At the time Paine wrote "Common Sense," most colonists considered themselves to be aggrieved Britons. Paine fundamentally changed the tenor of colonists' argument with the crown when he wrote the following: "Europe, and not England, is the parent country of America. This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither they have fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still."
Paine was born in England in 1737 and worked as a corset maker in his teens and, later, as a sailor and schoolteacher before becoming a prominent pamphleteer. In 1774, Paine arrived in Philadelphia and soon came to support American independence. Two years later, his 47-page pamphlet sold some 500,000 copies, powerfully influencing American opinion. Paine went on to serve in the U.S. Army and to work for the Committee of Foreign Affairs before returning to Europe in 1787. Back in England, he continued writing pamphlets in support of revolution. He released "The Rights of Man," supporting the French Revolution in 1791-92, in answer to Edmund Burke's famous "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790). His sentiments were highly unpopular with the still-monarchal British government, so he fled to France, where he was later arrested for his political opinions. He returned to the United States in 1802 and died in New York in 1809. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-paine-publishes-common-sense
"Paul Revere's Ride" (1860) is a poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, although with significant inaccuracies. It was first published in the January 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It was later retitled "The Landlord's Tale" in the collection Tales of a Wayside Inn. The poem is spoken by the landlord of the Wayside Inn and tells a partly fictionalized story of Paul Revere. In the poem, Revere tells a friend to prepare signal lanterns in the Old North Church to inform him if the British will attack by land or sea. He would await the signal across the river in Charlestown and be ready to spread the alarm throughout Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The unnamed friend climbs up the steeple and soon sets up two signal lanterns, informing Revere that the British are coming by sea. Revere rides his horse through Medford, Lexington, and Concord to warn the patriots." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere%27s_Ride