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Title: TONI MORRISON


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TONI MORRISON
  • born February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio
  • grandfather was born a slave
  • her family lost their land and were forced to
    work in the mines and mills of the industrialized
    North

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Lorain, Ohio
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  • attended Howard University and later Cornell
  • has taught at several universities
  • is divorced and has two sons
  • 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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HER NOVELS
  • The Bluest Eye 1972
  • Sula 1974
  • Song Of Solomon 1977
  • Beloved 1987

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a ghost story
a jigsaw puzzle
a work of historical fiction
?
a mystery
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one of the best books for young adults written
in the 1980s
  • more suited for advanced students due to the
    complexity of the plot and the mature subject
    matter

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While reading Focus The plot / the different
characters
  • 1. Keep a reading log in which questions are
    written and crossed out when they have been
    answered through the reading or in discussion
    with another reader. Try not to read ahead of the
    group.
  • 1st date till 165 (Book One)
  • 2nd date till the end (Book Two and

    Three)

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While reading
  • 2. Develop a time line of the events in the
    story. Discuss it with the other group members.
  • 3. Keep a list of characters and explain their
    relationships. Discuss and complete this list
    with the other group members.
  • 4. Make a list of words ad phrases you have found
    particularly appealing or impressive and share
    these with the other group members.

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After reading
  • Write responses to Beloved in which you express
    your thoughts and feelings about the novel as a
    whole.
  • - approximately 15 lines
  • - date 30 November
  • 2. Share the written responses in small
    groups. Explore similar and different responses
    of group members, trying to understand what made
    different readers respond as they do.

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Evaluation
  • Writing skills will be assessed in 15 lines
    personal responses to the novel as a whole
  • Speaking skills will be assessed in group
    discussions (November 23 24 30) and active
    participation in final analysis
  • No separate examination

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"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I
feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him
personally." The Collected Works of Abraham
Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VIII,
"Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment"
(March 17, 1865), p. 361.
And finally ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • "I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty
    will burn in your bosoms until there shall no
    longer be a doubt that all men are created free
    and equal."
  • The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by
    Roy P. Basler, Volume II, "Speech at Chicago,
    Illinois" (July 10, 1858), p. 502.
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