Thursday, April 23, 2020

AP Lesson 22

Here is the link:  I will get back to you after I watch it and think what we should do.

Yesterday only 2 kids did the work.  I want to use a BAD word here.  And here.  And here.

OK it was a great lesson.  We have talked about those things 100 times.  They just used different words.

Embedded quotes are Integrated Quotes
Naked quotes are SLAP Quotes.

Keep the quotes short (I say 7 or less, they say 9 or less).

And sprinkle them throughout.  BUT make sure you say something about each one afterward.

Today's Assignment for 50 points:

Read the prompt and the piece:  It is a great one.  I loved it.

Then write a thesis and one body paragraph that does everything from today's lesson.  Basically, what you have done all year.  Nothing new.

Post it in the comments below.

I am taking tomorrow off to focus on the other classes.  I will watch the lesson, as you should too, but I will not have an assignment.

Take care all!  Warren


Juan said...

4/23 Essay:
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun discusses the relationship between Joe and his father. Through a third person omniscient perspective, the cooperation among a sympathetic tone and the symbolism of a fishing rod, and the selection of detail, he displays the growing independence of young Joe and the distance that begins to develop between himself and his father.

The beginning of the passage establishes the fact that their summer camping trip that "they had been coming to...ever since he was seven" played a big part for their relationship; it was the main element that held them together as close as they were. However, "he was fifteen and Bill Harper was going to come tomorrow," marking the beginning step Joe takes for his own independence. As much as he enjoyed his father's company as he went fishing, "it was an ending and a beginning" and it something that had to be done, in his eyes. He told his father and he, after some time, very simply agreed and even gave him his prized fishing pole. The passage shifts its focus to the thoughts of Joe's father and it reveals that "he felt a lump in his throat as he thought that even he was deserting his father." The third person omniscient point of view Trumbo utilizes gives insight to the dynamic of the father-son relationship that although treasured by both, Joe believes he should move on from the closeness they once had, leaving the father alone and without his prized possession: his son.

**Btw I heard Yard House is a pretty good place to eat, especially after we pass the exam :)

Briana Marquez said...

The passage from Dalton Trumbo’s novel, Johnny Got His Gun, characterizes this father and son relationship as one of love and care. The detail within their camping tradition together and the point of view giving insight on the hesitation of the son to break his tradition with his father connote the strength of their bond.
Throughout the passage the narrator gives rich detail describing the setting, the father and son’s camping tradition, and even the father luxurious fishing rod. What elucidates their bond is the details of their tradition, “each summer they came to this place…since he was seven…” and for eight years they chose to spend time together because they “preferred” each other’s company over other people. The camping trip was their tradition that symbolized how much they valued each other’s company out of love. It’s for this reason that the son describes fishing with Bill Harper instead “was a very serious thing,” because for years it was his father’s tradition, their mode of expressing their affection towards each other. These details show the love behind their tradition and the care the son has for his father in struggling to confront his first step of growing up, apart from his father.

Valerie Juarez said...
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Valerie Juarez said...

Valerie Juarez
In the passage of Dalton Trumbo's novel, Johnny Got His Gun, such literary techniques as in point of view, selection of detail, and syntax are used for the symbolic purpose regarding the meaning of how the author characterizes the relationship between the father and son. The way the author characterizes each emotion and importance of the father and sons' caring relationship it ignites a deeper understanding of a successful apprehensive developing character the young boy is growing into with his father.
The author insights his readers with the third person omniscient perspective which displays the memories and observations that can be inferred and understood with the symbols selected to show growth, love, and maturity through the camping excursion which can be seen as a symbol for the young boys' maturity to grow, "they fished in the lakes every summer" the young boy and his father have been keeping this tradition since he was seven and fishing can be represented as the boys' new lesson into maturity and the perspective of growing through his fathers' advice and knowledge. The narrator expresses the importance of feelings between the father and son, "it was an ending and a begging," a shift of dominance and representation of man rises, it is no longer adolescence but instead an equal representation of manhood. The authors' choice in syntax represents the reason to focus and see the dilemma within Joe, "you take my rod and let Bill use yours,” even though his father was not amused in accepting the other boys' presence in their fishing trip it is the care and love bond the boy and his father share which characterizes the purpose of their relationship. There is nothing more than the satisfaction of seeing the stages of childhood grow into adulthood with a role model to guide and lead purpose for Joe which is the example his father has set and been providing his son countlessly.

Valerie said...

I forgot to separate the body paragraph, Mr. Warren. It is supposed to be separated after the second sentence.

Mr. Warren said...

These are all amazing.