Honors 11: End of Gatsby Symbols and “Ozymandias”

First hour had to to finish going over their Ch. 8 questions from last Thursday. Both classes then shared their symbol work I turned into posters, and when sharing we went through each question in detail taking notes on the other symbols. Well done.

From there we went over Shelley’s sonnet, “Ozymandias.” We watched Brian Cranston’s reading of the poem from Breaking Bad first to hear it read aloud, as all sonnets are meant to be. We then discussed the poem in terms of the concept of ruins, as well as in connection to The Great Gatsby and romantic notions. It is your job tonight to write a 300-word response concerning your understanding of ruins. Your embedded evidence used to prove your claim can be from either sonnet, Gatsby, handout on Romanticism (updated in a previous post), and/or this supplemental text (the questions at the end of this reading are not required but may give you some ideas when constructing your claim). This is due to turnitin.com by 7:40 a.m. tomorrow morning (along with The Great Gatsby game extra credit).

Keep in mind the following future events:

1. Definition Essay Rough draft is due Friday 10/10, and the final copy is due Tuesday 10/14.

2. The Gatsby exam is Thursday 10/9. Here’s a list of what to review.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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