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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Deep Thoughts

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

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The New Yorker has a really interesting article about cholera online: A mid-nineteenth-century English newspaper report described cholera victims who were “one minute warm, palpitating, human organisms—the next a sort of galvanized corpse, with icy breath, stopped pulse, and blood congealed—blue, shrivelled up, convulsed.” Through it all, and until the very last stages, is the […]

The templates for the literary terms are located here. (Look for "Literary Terms Template", followed by the program you would like to use.) 

If you have not completed the Kafka/Freud essay, here is the information you will need: Notes on Freudian criticism  The prompt: In  a well-constructed, grammatically flawless essay of no less than one page and no more than one and one half pages, write an analysis of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, using the lens of Freudian criticism. […]

The sites for the Invisible Man responses are located in the following locations: Invisible Man Blogs Invisible Man Space

You can find the links to the Collaborative Essays here: Period 1 Metamorphosis as a reflection on alienation from society and the dehumanization of modern life The Symbolic Significance of Doors Kafka: Biographic Analysis Freudian Analysis  Period 5 Metamorphosis as a reflection on alienation from society and the dehumanization of modern life. The Symbolic Significance […]