This blog posting is due before class starts on Tuesday, Jan. 8 - click here for the calendar of due dates
By now, you should be started on the first part of 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. If you remember from the introductory PowerPoint presentation, we discussed the four perspectives from which we are going to look at the novels.
- Threats to individual privacy
- Dangers of governmental power
- The power of information, propaganda, and language distortion
- The potential for mindless entertainment to stifle individual thinking
For your first blog response on these novels, I'd like you to go back to the first few pages of your novel. Select a telling quote and write a response that discusses how one or more of those four perspectives is revealed through the quote and why it may be important to larger ideas in the novel. What is the author trying to show?
In addition to your response, record the quote in proper MLA format with book title and page number, like this: "...text of quote, blah, blah, blah" (Fahrenheit 451, 13)