Tuesday, April 21, 2020

AP Lesson 20 Thesis Statements

Here is the lesson:  I hope this is all review for you all:


Very nice message at the beginning for all of you who are participating regularly.  My feelings exactly about you all.

Assignment when I am done watching.

OK Here is the assignment:

Read yesterday's prompt and piece again:


Then write two thesis statements (25 points each) that you could use for the essay.  Make them original (I know the sample papers from last year are online and I have read them!!!).

Put them in the comments below:  And don't just look at someone else's and copy either.  Try to make yourself better!!!



Juan said...

Thesis 1:
Hawthorne uses his personal experiences of farm life and background on frequently writing about morality to frame the narrator's
skeptical attitude towards Zenobia, as well as romantic diction and a passionate tone to further his affection for her and contrast the distrust he has in her: he believes that her affection for him only exists in spite of a past relationship she had before and worries that it is only temporary.

Thesis 2:
Hawthorne uses Zenobia as a mirror to reflect the distrust in her character; he utilizes a skeptical attitude to prompt this idea of her affection for him as being an "illusion which a great actress flings around her" and incorporates romantic diction and passionate tones in describing her to further contrast his affection for her and the lack of trust he has in her affection towards himself and whether or not it will last.

Sydney Berghorn said...

1. The narrator is shown many different sides of Zenobia across multiple occasions throughout their time in and out of Blithedale that seem as if they are illusions to many of his past internal feelings of guilt and bliss that he has felt in their relationship.

2. The narrator uses Blithedale to reflect on his dreamy past and currently uncharted relationship with Zenobia as a way to see if she is still holding onto the faith she had once before.

Unknown said...

1. In the excerpt from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1852 novel, the author uses tone and detail to connote the narrator's perspective of Zenobia.

2. In the excerpt, the narrator's condemning and admiring attitude towards Zenobia is contrasted and developed through the author's use of plentiful detail describing the narrator's thoughts and the excerpts varying tones.

Mr. Warren said...

This won't allow now comments individually, so I will make them here. Sorry.

Juan, thise were definitely 1 point each on the rubric and it will lead you through your writing. Just make sure your paragraph topic senteces mirror this.

Syd. Number 1. Allusion. The second one is good if you really support it in an essay.

Bri. The first one is bad. Bad. Bad. He uses tone?? Nope. And the second. Is plentiful detail "visual imagery" or something like that/ Use lit terms.

Sorry if I am being abrupt. I guess from now on I will do google docs. It is just too hard to open up all of them and respond.

Unknown said...

Osvaldo Saucedo

In the passage, Hawthorne portrays the narrator’s attitude toward Zenobia as malicious. The narrator speaks of Zenobia’s perfect outward attributes but believes that Zenobia is not as perfect as she seems. This leads the narrator to catch Zenobia in an act or feeling of malice so that he can expose her to her reputation. The narrator portrays this attitude of malice through a jealous tone, first-person point of view, and visual imagery.

In the passage, Hawthorne portrays the narrator’s attitude toward Zenobia as envious. The narrator creates this perfect appearance of Zenobia in his head which leads him to try and find a flaw in her to prove that she has just as many faults as everyone else. This envy is shown through visual imagery, actions, and scornful tone.