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Title: Journal 1: What was I doing up here anyway? Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this? (5)

Journal 1What was I doing up here anyway?
Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things
like this? (5)
  • Have you ever been in a situation where someone
    talked you into doing something you did not want
    to do? When? Where? Why were you hesitant?
    What happened in the end? (And No! Writing a
    journal entry does not count.)

Word of the Day ab-jure (ab-joor?) To renounce
under oath forswear The defendant abjured his
previous testimony.

Journal 2Could Leper have been left out of the
  • Explain in detail why or why not. In other
    words, if your answer is yes, explain how he is
    not significant to the overall theme of the
    novel. If your answer is no, explain how his
    character effectively contributes to the purpose
    of the novel.

Word of the Day ab-ro-gate (ab?r?-gat?) To
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by
authority We were told that this amendment to
the Constitution meant that our existing rights
could not be abrogated or denied by any form of
Journal 3 Creative Writing Beginning at the
point of Genes last confession to Finny before
he dies, write a different ending to the novel.
Word of the Day ab-ste-mi-ous (ab-ste?me-?s)
adjective 1. Eating and drinking in
moderation Mr. Brooke was an abstemious man, and
to drink a second glass of wine was not
characteristic of him. 2. Characterized by
abstinence or moderation The hermit led an
abstemious way of life.
Journal 4 Defend or criticize Ralphs actions
as leader. What are his motivations? Do his
choices as a leader contribute positively or
negatively to any of the events that have taken
place on the island so far?
Word of the Day ac-u-men (ak?y?-m?n) Quickness
and keenness of judgment or insight No, no, my
dear Watson! With all respect for your natural
acumen, I do not think that you are quite a match
for my worthy doctor.
Journal 5Suppose the plot of Lord of the Flies
involved a planeload of marooned girls, or a
mixed group of girls and boys, instead of all
boys. Do you think the same violent and cruel
tendencies would have emerged on the island.
Explain why or how.
  • Word of the Day an-te-bel-lum (an?te-bel??m)
  • Belonging to the period before a war, especially
    the American Civil War While vacationing in
    Georgia, we took a tour of stately antebellum

Journal 6
  • Abraham Lincoln said, Human nature can be
    modified to some extent but human nature cannot
    be changed. Using examples from Lord of the
    Flies and from what you know of history and
    contemporary life, support or attack this
  • Word of the Day aus-pi-cious (ô-spish??s)
  • Attended by favorable circumstances propitious
    My mom was in a good mood, so I thought it was an
    auspicious time to ask for a raise in my

Journal 7
  • Irony is an incongruity between what might be
    expected and what actually happens. William
    Golding using irony in Lord of the Flies to help
    develop the themes of his work. List as many
    instances of irony found in the novel as you can.

Word of the Day be-lie (be-li?) To give a false
representation to misrepresent He spoke roughly
in order to belie his air of gentility. To show
to be false contradict Their laughter belied
their outward anger.
Journal 8
  • You hear a knock on the door. You answer. No one
    is there, but on the ground you see three items
    a paper bag with something in it, a key, and a
    phone number written on the back of a business
    card. Create a story which reveals whats in the
    bag, who left the items, and why?

Word of the Day bel-li-cose (bel?i-kos?) Warlike
or hostile in manner or temperament The nations
exchanged bellicose rhetoric over the border
Journal 9
  • Quiz on Multi-Paragraph Terminology. Pick up
    quiz from Mrs. Mock.
  • Word of the Day bowd-ler-ize (bod?l?-riz?)
  • To remove material that is considered
    objectionable or offensive from (a book, for
    example) expurgate The publisher bowdlerized
    the bawdy 18th-century play for family audiences.

Journal 10
  • The Chinese proverb found in my fortune cookie
    stated, What is right is often forgotten by what
    is convenient. Explain how this proverb might
    also be relevant in our modern culture.
  • Word of the Day chi-can-er-y (shi-ka?n?-re)
  • Deception by trickery or sophistry The
    successful manwho has risen by conscienceless
    swindling of his neighbors, by deceit and
    chicanery, by unscrupulous boldness and
    unscrupulous cunning, stands toward society as a
    dangerous wild beast.

Journal 11
  • Emoticons 101 See if you can match the correct
    emoticon to its meaning, and then write a
    message to someone using at least three or more
    emoticons. (There are a few extra on the board,
    can you guess them after our journal time?)
  • -) D. -) Frown Sticking out tongue
  • -D E. -P Cry Smiley Face
  • -( F. ( Laugh The Wink
  • Word of the Day chro-mo-some (kro? m?-som?)
  • A threadlike linear strand of DNA and associated
    proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that
    carries the genes and functions in the
    transmission of hereditary information
  • Chromosomes occur in pairs in all of the cells of
    eukaryotes except the reproductive cells.

Journal 12
  • Submit your ASP/LOTF Comparison Essay to the R

Word of the Day No word for today!
Journal 13
Based on your reading of 1984 thus far, provide a
thorough description of Winston. (Some thoughts
to consider are What do you think of him so far?
What do you know about his past and present
circumstances? What do you think is most
important to him. If you had to choose one
adjective to describe him, what would it be and
  • Word of the Day churl-ish (chûr?lish)
  • Adjective
  • Of, like, or befitting a churl a rude person
    boorish or vulgar.
  • Having a bad disposition surly He is as
    valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear
    (William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida).

Journal 14
  • Like Winston, create a diary entry using at least
    ten of our 1984 vocabulary words. (You may visit
    my web page for the list.)

Word of the Day No word for today! Be sure to
study the 1984 vocabulary for our test on Book
I (9/25-B 9/26/W)
Journal 15
  • Do you believe that the altering of identity and
    history through government intervention with
    technology is possible or even happening at
    present? Explain your opinion.

Word of the Day cir-cum-lo-cu-tion
(sûr?k?m-lo-kyoo?sh?n) The use of
unnecessarily wordy and indirect language There
lives no man who at some period has not been
tormented, for example, by an earnest desire to
tantalize a listener by circumlocution.
Journal 16
  • Explain the three slogans of the Party
  • War is Peace
  • Freedom is Slavery
  • Ignorance is Strength
  • In relation to the novel, explain why are these
    slogans ironic?
  • Word of the Day cir-cum-nav-i-gate
  • Transitive verb (sûr?k?m-nav?i-gat ?)
  • To proceed completely around The whale he had
    struck must also have been on its travels no
    doubt it had thrice circumnavigated the globe
    (Herman Melville, Moby-Dick).
  • 2. To go around circumvent I circumnavigated
    the downtown traffic by taking side streets on
    the west side of town.

Journal 17
  • Satire is defined as a literary work in which
    human vice or folly is attacked through irony,
    derision (ridicule), or wit (intelligence). Does
    Orwells 1984 fit this definition? Why or why
  • Word of the Day de-cid-u-ous (di-sij?oo-?s)
  • Adjective
  • Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the
    growing season Orange-picking begins in
    December and overlaps the pruning of the
    deciduous orchards (Mary Austin, Art Influence
    in the West).
  • 2. Falling off or shed at a specific season or
    stage of growth Male deer have deciduous
  • 3. Not lasting ephemeral

Journal 18
  • Existentialism is an intellectual movement that
    dominated post-World War II philosophy. It
    states that humans are alone in the universe
    without God, without hope, without meaning. Some
    adherents of existentialism believe that even
    though human existence has no ultimate meaning,
    human beings have the capacityand the needto
    create meaningful lives for themselves, and
    instead of giving up, each person must try to
    create his or her own meaning in life by making
    choices and acting upon them. Based on this
    information, do you think Winston is an
    existential character? Support your opinion with
    information from your reading of the novel.
  • Word of the Day del-e-te-ri-ous (del?i-tÎr?e-?s)
  • Adjective
  • Having a harmful effect injurious I will
    follow that system of regimen which, according to
    my ability and judgment, I consider for the
    benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever
    is deleterious and mischievous. (Hippocratic

Journal 19
  • How do you think your parents or guardians view
    would change if they had to live your life for
    one day?

Word of the Day dif- fi-dent (dif?i-d?nt) Adjecti
ve Lacking or marked by a lack of
self-confidence shy and timid He was too
diffident to do justice to himself but when his
natural shyness was overcome, his behavior gave
every indication of an open affectionate heart
(Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility).
Journal 20
  • Go to the following Wikipedia link
    (http// and read the
    introductory information and the last section on
    the page entitled Military rule (1962present).

Now, read the article copied from the front page
of the Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 issue of The New
York Times. In todays journal, note all the
characteristics related to the situation in
Myanmar that are similar to those found in George
Orwells 1984. Be prepared to share your
response today.
Word of the Day en-er-vate (en
??r-vat?) Transitive verb To weaken or destroy
the strength or vitality of What is the nature
of the luxury which enervates and destroys
nations? (Henry David Thoreau, Walden).
Journal 21
  • Every man's life ends the same way. It is only
    the details of how he lived and how he died that
    distinguish one man from another. Ernest

What details about your life (or the life of
someone else you know) distinguishes you (or
them) from others?
  • Word of the Day en-fran-chise (en-fran?chiz)
  • Adjective
  • To endow with the rights of citizenship,
    especially the right to vote Many people who
    were enfranchised were nonetheless unable to vote
    because of onerous oppressive poll taxes.
  • 2. To free, as from slavery or bondage.

Journal 22
  • Ernest Hemingway said, A man can be destroyed
    but not defeated. With this quote in mind, do
    you think that Hemingways statement reflects the
    philosophy of existentialism? Explain.
  • Word of the Day e-piph-a-ny (i-pif??-ne)
  • Noun
  • Epiphany
  • a. A Christian festival celebrating the
    manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to
    the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
  • b. January 6, on which date this feast is
    traditionally observed.
  • 2. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
  • 3. A sudden manifestation of the essence or
    meaning of something a revelation I
    experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that
    would change the way I viewed myself (Frank
    Maier, Newsweek)

Journal 23
  • The most recent submission of The Sheet, AHSs
    literary publication, featured clerihews
    klareuh-hewz, which are four-line insults with
    an aabb rhyme scheme. Here are two examples
  • School tissue
  • I can see through
  • When I blow my nose
  • It gets all over the place like an exploding
  • Mr. Brown once stumbled upon a thought,
  • That it was better to teach than to be taught.
  • But not just one class, he needed more.
  • How bout a lunch wave? He thought. Or how
    bout all four?!
  • Now write a clerihew of your own.

Word of the Day e-qui-nox (ek?w?-noks?) Noun
Either of the two times during a year when the
sun crosses the celestial equator and when the
length of day and night are approximately equal
The vernal equinox occurs on March 20 or 21, and
the autumnal equinox occurs on September 22 or 23.
Journal 24
  • In Hemingways The Short Happy Life of Francis
    Macomber, who do you consider to be the storys
    main predator and who is their prey Francis,
    Wilson, Margot, the lion, the buffalo? Explain
    your opinion.

Word of the Day eu-ro or Eu-ro
(yoor?o) Noun The basic unit of currency among
members of the European Monetary Union Italy and
France are two countries that have adopted the
Journal 25
  • Of the Nick Adams short stories you read for
    homework, which did you like most and which did
    you like least? Explain why?
  • Word of the Day ev-a-nes-cent (ev??-nes??nt)
  • Adjective
  • Vanishing or likely to vanish like a vapor Most
    certainly I shall find this thought a horrible
    vision a maddening, but evanescent dream (Mary
    Woolstonecraft Shelley, The Last Man).

Journal 26
  • Big Two-Hearted River focuses on Nick Adams
    return to northern Michigan after his experiences
    in WWI. Knowing that Nick suffered physical and
    psychological wounding during the war (as
    evidenced in A Way Youll Never Be), explain
    how you think Big Two-Hearted River is more
    than just a story about a man on a fishing trip.
    In other words, how do you think this story is an
    example of Hemingways iceberg principle what do
    you think is really going on underneath the
    surface of the story?
  • Word of the Day ex-pur-gate (ek?sp?r-gat?)
  • Transitive verb
  • To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or
    otherwise objectionable material from (a book,
    for example) before publication The R-rated
    movie was expurgated before it was shown on
    network television.

Journal 27
  • Submit Hemingway-esque short story to R drive.

Journal 28
  • Today you will be reading two creation myths
    from the Cheyenne culture and from the Hebrew
    culture, respectively. Each myth contains a
    motif a recurring story feature. The Cheyenne
    myth features the earth-diver motif where a god
    sends a bird or animal to the depths of the ocean
    to bring back a bit of soil from which the earth
    can be created.
  • Other motifs that can be found in myths from
    various cultures are
  • the earth-diver figure later becomes the opponent
    of the creator god and brings evil into the
  • Creation is brought about by the uttering of
    words by the creator god
  • The earth is created from a cosmic egg, which
    resulted from the mating of the earth and sky
  • The slaying of a monster whose body becomes the
  • Do you know of any stories or myths that contain
    any of the motifs mentioned above? Explain.
  • Word of the Day fa-ce-tious (f?-se?sh?s)
  • Adjective
  • Playfully jocular humorous The employees
    facetious remarks were not appreciated during the

Journal 29
Weve read two creation myths in class (Cheyenne
Hebrew myths), and you have read the various
Greek creation myths for homework. Now create an
original creation myth of your own.
Word of the Day fat-u-ous (fach?oo-?s) Adjective
Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or
self-satisfied way Dont you like the poor
lonely bachelor? he yammered in a fatuous way
(Sinclair Lewis, Main Street)
Journal 30
  • For homework you were to have read the Greek
    myths of Demeter and Dionysus. Now you are ready
    to create a biopoem for one of these deities.
    Use the following line format for your poem
  • Line 1 Greek name
  • Line 2 Four traits of character
  • Line 3 Relative of (1-3 people)
  • Line 4 Lover of (1-3 things or people)
  • Line 5 Who feels (1-3 things)
  • Line 6 Who needs (1-3 things)
  • Line 7 Who fears (1-3 things)
  • Line 8 Who gives (1-3 things)
  • Line 9 Who would like to see (1-3 things)
  • Line 10 Resident of
  • Line 11 Roman name
  • Word of the Day feck-less (fek?lis)
  • Adjective
  • 1. Lacking purpose or vitality feeble or
    ineffective She glowered at the rows of
    feckless bodies that lay sprawled in the chairs.
  • 2. Careless or irresponsible The feckless
    student turned in yet another late paper.

Journal 31
  • Referencing the Day 3 Heroes Myth, Folktale,
    Fairytale, Epic, Legend PowerPoint notes,
    explain how either Perseus or Theseus is a
    mythical hero. Be sure to address each of the
    characteristics and their quest as well.
  • Word of the Day fi-du-ci-ar-y (fi-doo?she-er?e)
  • Adjective
  • a. Of or relating to a holding of something in
    trust for another
  • b. Of or being trustee or trusteeship
  • c. Held in trust

Journal 32
  • Quiz on reading of Greek tales about Hercules
  • Word of the Day fil-i-bus-ter (fil??-bus?t?r)
  • Noun or Verb
  • 1. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially
    prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of
    delaying legislative action. The senators
    filibuster lasted over 24 hours. / The senator
    decided to filibuster his way through the
    committee meeting.
  • 2. An adventurer who engages in a private
    military action in a foreign country.

Journal 33
  • You have read in The Quest for the Golden
    Fleece how Medea sacrificed everything for
    Jason. Today we are going to read Euripides
    Medea in which we will found out how everything
    worked out for Jason, Medea, and their children.
  • For todays journal, write about a time when you
    sacrificed something of importance for someone
    else. What happened? How did everything work
    out in the end?

Word of the Day gam-ete (gam?et or
g?-met?) Noun A reproductive cell having the
haploid number of chromosomes, especially a
mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a
gamete of the opposite sex to produce the
fertilized egg.
Journal 34
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Word of the Day gauche (gosh) Adjective Lacking
grace or social polish awkward or tactless A
good man often appears gauche simply because he
does not take advantage of the many opportunities
of making himself look stylish.
Journal 35
  • Welcome back! Describe (in great detail) your
    most memorable moment from the winter break.

Word of the Day ger-ry-man-der
(jer?e-man?der) Transitive Verb To divide (a
geographical area) into voting districts so as to
give unfair advantage to one party in
elections. Noun 1. The act, process, or an
instance of gerrymandering 2. A district or
configuration of districts differing widely in
size or population because of gerrymandering.
Journal 36
  • Explain why you believe reality TV shows like
    Survivor, The Bachelor, American Idol, and Next
    are so popular in our mass media today. (You may
    think of a few other reality shows that are also

Word of the Day he-gem-o-ny (hi-jem???ne)
Noun The predominant influence of a state,
region, or group, over others The hegemony of
communism in Eastern Europe crumbled in the late
Journal 37
  • When Oedipus first enters Thebes he solves the
    following riddle of the sphinx What walks on
    four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon,
    and three legs in the evening?
  • Can you answer the riddle? Explain your answer.
  • Explain the irony that is evident when comparing
    this riddle to Teiresias riddle in lines 394-417
    of Scene 1.

Word of the Day ho-mo-ge-ne-ous (ho?mo-je?n?s)
Adjective 1. Uniform in structure or
composition 2. Of the same or similar nature or
Journal 38
  • Journal 38 on handout entire class discussion
    and submission.
  • (R/Mock English/Daily Journal and Word of the
    Day /Day 38 Daily Journal Activity.)
  • Word of the Day im-peach (im-pech?)
  • Transitive Verb
  • To make an accusation against (a person) to
    charge (a public official) with improper conduct
    in office before a proper tribunal The House of
    Representatives impeached Andrew Johnson in 1868
    and Bill Clinton in 1998 neither was convicted.
  • 2. To challenge the validity of try to
    discredit The lawyer impeached the witnesss
    credibility with a string of damaging questions.

Journal 39 (Substitute- 2W submit in writing /
2B submit on journal.)
  • Agree or disagree with this assessment
    "Oedipus's pride prevents him from seeing the
    truth, and this is why he takes such a fall.
    Oedipus is blinded by his pride and cannot accept
    that he could not avoid his fate. The irony is
    that the only time Oedipus is not blinded by his
    pride, is when he blinds himself physically.
    Provide explanation to support your opinion.

Words of the Day hu-bris (hyoo?bris) Noun
Overbearing pride or presumption arrogance
There is no safety in unlimited technological
hubris. (McGeorge Bunday, New York Times
Magazine). hy-pot-e-nuse (hi-pot?n-oos)--
Noun The side of a right triangle opposite the
right angle
Journal 40
  • On the Oedipus Part II Discussion Questions, you
    were given the Five Stages of the Tragic Hero
  • 1. High Social Position
  • 2. Fatal Flaw
  • 3. Fall From High Social Position
  • 3. Realization/Acquires Knowledge (usually the
    climax of the play)
  • 4. Death/Exile
  • What exactly do you believe to be Oedipus's
    "tragic flaw his arrogance? his unrelenting
    desire for truth? his desire to be, again, the
    savior of Thebes?  his striving against the gods
    and fate? Explain.
  • Words of the Day
  • in-cog-ni-to (in?kog-ne?to)
  • Adjective or Adverb With ones identity
    disguised or concealed The spy traveled
    incognito into enemy territory.
  • Noun The identity assumed by a person whose
    actual identity is disguised or concealed
  • 2. in-con-tro-vert-i-ble (in-kon?tr?-vûr?t?-b?l)
  • Impossible to dispute unquestionable The lawyer
    presented incontrovertible proof of her clients

Journal 41
  • Read the Whos The Better Foil handout in the R
    drive and then respond to the following
  • 1. How are Creon and Tiresias both foils of
    Oedipus? In other words how are they different
    from Oedipus? (You can make a comparison list or
  • 2. Of the two, who is the more effective at
    bringing to our notice O's personality traits?

Word of the Day in-cul-cate (in-kul?kat?)
Transitive Verb 1. To impress (something) upon
the mind of another by frequent instruction or
repetition instill In the jungle might is
right, nor does it take long to inculcate this
axiom in the mind of a jungle dweller, regardless
of what his past training has been 2. To teach
(others) by frequent instruction or repetition
indoctrinate inculcate the young with a sense of
Journal 42
  • Observation In our society, it is customary
    that we accept the laws and rules that have been
    established by those who are in a position of
    authority government officials, judges, law
    enforcement officers, teachers, parents,
    ministers, etc. It is also customary for us to
    conform to behavior that is considered morally
    acceptable by the majority in our society (e.g.
    beating young children and acting cruelly towards
    animals is frowned on by many).
  • Question When we know that those in power are
    morally wrong, should we break their laws (and if
    so, under what circumstances would doing so be
    acceptable), or should we collaborate with them
    by obeying (after all, werent their laws
    established for our good)? Explain your opinion.
  • Word of the Day in-fra-struc-ture
  • Noun
  • The basic facilities, services, and installations
    needed for the functioning of a community or
    society To be fair, none of us really knows how
    much the countrys infrastructure services to
    the desperate underclass had improved during the
    ten years from when we left until the
  • 2. The basic system or underlying structure of an

Journal 43
  • Make a chart of the Pros and Cons regarding the
    defiance of established authority for the sake of
    following our conscience. (Ive given you one
    Pro and one Con as an example.) Your list should
    include as many as you can think of.
  • Pros Cons
  • 1. defiance may bring about change 1. defiance
    may result in punishment or death
  • 2. 2.
  • 3. 3.
  • 4. 4.

Word of the Day in-ter-po-late (in-tûr?p?-lat
?) Verb 1. To insert or introduce between others
elements or parts 2. To insert (material) into a
text to insert into a conversation 3. To change
or falsify (a text) with new or incorrect
material 4. Mathematics To estimate a value of
(a function or series) between two known values
The researchers had actual statistics for the
years of 1998, 2000, and 2002, and they
interpolated the values for 1999 and 2001.
Journal 44
  • Read lines 21 35 of Creons speech to the
    Chorus in Antigone. Sophocles Greek audience
    might have read between the lines. They might
    have seen some political commentary. After all,
    Athens was a democracy, but there were memories
    of its previous rulers, who worked hard to
    preserve their family identities-and their family
    welfare. Even in the democracy, aristocratic
    families were known to promote their own
    interests. Explain why it would have been
    advantageous for Creon to distance himself from
    Polyneices, a rebellious family member, and speak
    out against nepotism (favoritism granted to
    family members or good friends regardless of
    their merit).

Word of the Day i-ro-ny (i?r?-ne or
i??r-ne) Noun 1. The use of words to express
something different from and often opposite to
their literal meaning (verbal irony) 2.
Incongruity between what might be expected and
what actually occurs (situational irony) 3. The
dramatic effect achieved by leading an audience
to understand an incongruity between a situation,
while the characters in the play remain unaware
of the incongruity (dramatic irony)
Journal 45
  • The German philosopher Hegel stated that Antigone
    represents the tragic collision of right against
    right, with both sides equally justified. Do you
    agree with this interpretation? Why or why not?

Words of the Day je-june (j?-joon)-- Adjective
1. Not interesting dull 2. Lacking maturity
childish The coach was dismayed at the players
jejune behavior after they won the game. 3.
Lacking in nutrition The sickly child suffered
from a jejune diet. kow-tow (kou-tou?)
Transitive Verb 1. To kneel and touch the
forehead to the ground in expression of deep
respect, worship, or submission, as formerly done
in China 2. To show servile deference Because
everyone on staff was afraid of being laid off,
they all kowtowed to their strict boss.
Journal 46
  • Submit a copy of only your introduction to the
    Rdrive / Mock English / Oedipus Antigone/
    Antigone Introductions. We will be discussing
    these on the overhead in class, so if you do not
    want us to know which introduction is yours, give
    the file an anonymous type title (e.g. Guess Who

Words of the Day lais-sez faire (les?a fâr?)
Noun 1. An economic doctrine that opposes
governmental regulation of or interference in
commerce beyond the minimum necessary for a
free-enterprise system to operate according to
its own economic laws. 2. Noninterference in the
affairs of others. lex-i-con (lek?si-kon ?)
Noun 1. A dictionary 2. A stock of terms used in
a particular profession, subject, or style a
vocabulary The lexicon of anatomy includes
terms such as aorta and duodenum.
Journal 47
  • 1. Submit your final draft of your Antigone essay
    to the Rdrive. Be sure to save it as Your
    first name Antigone.doc.
  • 2. Do you believe that men and women should
    marry persons of a similar social and economic
    status as themselves? Why or why not? Explain.
  • Words of the Day
  • lo-qua-cious (lo-kwa?sh?s) adjective
  • Very talkative garrulous The loquacious barber
    always told stories while cutting the customers
  • 2. lu-gu-bri-ous (loo-goo?bre-?s) adjective
  • Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an
    exaggerated or ludicrous degree This croak was
    as lugubrious as a coffin (Stephen Crane, The
    Sergeants Private Madhouse).

Journal 48
  • What does Claudio mean in his lines below? Do
    you agree or disagree? Why?
  • "Friendship is constant in all other things
  • Save in the office and affairs of love.
  • Therefore all hearts in love use their own
  • Let every eye negotiate for itself
  • And trust no agent for beauty is a witch
  • Against whose charms faith melteth into blood."
    (II, i)
  • Words of the Day
  • 1. met-a-mor-pho-sis (met??-môr?f?-sis) noun
  • A marked change in appearance, character,
    condition, or function a transformation I
    sought out the myths of metamorphosis, tales of
    the weaver Arachne, who hanged herself and was
    changed by Athena into a spider.
  • 2. mi-to-sis (mi-to?sis) noun
  • The process in cell division by which the nucleus
    divides, typically consisting of four stages,
    prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase, and
    normally resulting in two new nuclei, each of
    which contains a complete copy of the paternal

Journal 49
  • If you all did the Guided Questions for Act III,
    then the class has earned a pass for todays
    journal. Yea! But, if not, then you all must
    respond to the following
  • Why do you think Claudio and Don Pedro are so
    easily tricked by Don John? Is their gullibility
    believable? Why or why not?
  • Words of the Day
  • moi-e-ty (moi?i-te)-- noun A half Tom divided
    the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while
    Tom nibbled at his moiety (Mark Twain, The
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer) A part, portion, or
  • 2. nan-o-tech-nol-o-gy (nan??-tek-nol??-je)noun
  • The science and technology of building devices,
    such as electronic circuits, from individual
    atoms and molecules

Journal 50Substitute no journal entry for
Word of the Day ni-hil-ism (ni??-liz?m or
ne??-liz ??m) noun 1. Philosophy-- An extreme
form of skepticism that denies that existence is
real Nihilism is not only despair and negation,
but above all the desire to despair and to
negate (Albert Camus, The Rebel) 2. The
rejection of all distinctions in moral and
religious value and a willingness to repudiate
all previous theories of morality and religious
belief. 3. The belief that destruction of
existing political or social institutions is
necessary for future improvement. 4. Psychology
A delusion that the world or ones mind, body, or
self does not exist. 5. Nihilism A movement of
mid-19th-century Russia that scorned authority
and believed in reason, materialism, and radical
change in society through terrorism and
Journal 51
  • Directions Some of the following sentences are
    out of balance. Bring balance to them by putting
    the ideas in parallel form. You may need to
    delete or add some words.
  • 1. Athens, the capital of Greece, is known for
    its ancient ruins, busy lifestyle, and enjoying
    fine Greek food.
  • 2. We like swimming in the summer, to ride
    horses, and cycling.
  • 3. Overheated by the sun and with dehydration, I
    stopped running at mile seven in the July 4th
    road race.
  • 4. Charles finally told his wife that he wanted
    to go skiing, soak in the hot tub, and always
    avoid working.
  • 5. Before going onto the stage and she heard the
    opening applause, Thea was very nervous.
  • 6. Alex went to the party for the food, the
    entertainment, and to meet people who might
    become customers.
  • Words of the Day
  • no-men-cla-ture (no?m?n-kla?ch?r) noun
  • A system of names used in art or science The
    nomenclature of mineralogy is a classification of
    types of rock.
  • 2. non-sec-tar-i-an (non?sek-târ?e-?n)
  • Not limited to or associated with a particular
    religious denomination The airport chapel
    conducts nonsectarian services daily.

Journal 52
  • If you were asked to audition for a performance
    of Shakespeares Much Ado, which character would
    you rather play Beatrice, Hero, Benedick,
    Leonato, Claudio, Don Pedro, Borachio, or Don
    John and why?
  • Word of the Day
  • no-ta-rize (no?t?-riz?) Transitive Verb-- To
    certify or attest to (the validity of a signature
    on a document, for example) as a notary public
    Before I submitted the sales agreement at the
    real estate office, it had to be notarized.
  • 2. ob-se-qui-ous (ob?se?kwe-?s) Adjective-- Full
    of or exhibiting servile compliance fawning The
    movie star was surrounded by a large group of
    obsequious assistants.

Journal 53
  • Read the excerpts from Their Eyes as Blues
    Performance article (in R drive). Explain how
    the ideas presented in the article relate to the
    paragraph in Chapter One that begins with, She
    was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree
    soaking in the alto chant of the visiting

Words of the Day ol-i-gar-chy (ol?i-gär?ke or
o?li-gär?ke ) nounGovernment by a few,
especially by a small faction of persons or
families They that are displeased with
aristocracy call it oligarchy. om-nip-o-tent
(om-nip??-t?nt) adjective Having unlimited or
universal power, authority, or force
all-powerful I began to instruct him in the
knowledge of the true Godthat He was omnipotent,
and could do everything for us, give everything
to us, take everything from us.
Journal 54
  • When Janie says something fell off the shelf
    inside her, what realization do you think she
    has made?
  • What do you think Janie means when she says she
    took a great bow to the outside world?
  • Words of the Day
  • or-thog-ra-phy (ôr-thog?r?-fe)-- noun
  • The art or study of correct spelling according to
    established usage. 2. The aspect of language
    study concerned with letters and their sequences
    in words. 3. A method of representing a language
    or the sounds of language by written symbols
    spelling The orthography of Spanish includes the
    letters í and ñ.
  • ox-i-dize (ok?si-diz?)
  • To combine with oxygen make into an oxide The
    metal fender had begun to oxidize, as evidenced
    by the large rust stains. 2. To increase the
    positive charge or valence of (an element) by
    removing electrons.