You might ant to focus on a particular theme such as hierarchy within society, the payoff and cost of acquiring knowledge, ignorance is bliss, the abuse of language, etc. On the other hand, you may choose quotes that are powerful for you in different ways and stand out for being surprising or familiar to your experience of the world. NOTE: This is SEPARATE from your WIN. You may write on loose leaf, but typing is preferred. Step 2: On the right side of the paper, reflect on the deeper significance of what is being said. Ponder, question, and try to answer your own questions.
Some questions to consider: What does this quote mean to you? How does it relate to the novel? To your life? What does it reveal about human nature? NOTE: You may respond to 3 quotes artistically (drawing, poetry, advertisement, collage, etc. ) but be sure to include at least a few sentences to explain your artistic response. Example: From Their Eyes Were Watching God; Zorn Neal Hurst Response “Ah was born back due in slavery so it wasn’t for me to fulfill my dreams of what a woman ought be and do. Data’s one of De hold-backs of slavery. But nothing can’t stop you from wishing’.
You can’t beat nobody down so low till you can rob ‘me of they will…. Ah wanted to preach a great sermon about colored women sitting’ on high, but they wasn’t no pulpit for me. Freedom found me wide a baby daughter in amah arms, so Ah said Add take a broom and a cook-pot and throw up a highway through De wilderness for her. She would expound what Ah felt. But somehow she got lost Off highway and nest thing Ah endowed here you was in the world. So Whilst Ah was tending’ you of nights Ah said Add save De text for you. Ah been waiting’ a long time,
Jeanie, but nothing’ Ah been through ant too much if you just take a stand on high ground lack Ah dreamed” (53). This is after Nanny catches Jeanie kissing Johnny Taylor and because of that, she wants Jeanie to get married-?at 1 6! When Jeanie protests, Nanny tries to explain to her why it is important to her. Nanny didn’t have the opportunities that her daughter or Jeanie had. Like all parents, she wants her children and her children’s children to have more than what she had. I know my parents want that for me and sometimes in their wanting, they put a lot of pressure on me.
I know it comes from a loving lace, but like Jeanie, it is not always easy to see or understand that in the moment. However, I do think Nanny is asking a lot from Jeanie. Getting married at 16 is crazy! And all because she kissed a boy! Do think it is interesting though that Nanny talks about wanting to “preach a great sermon about colored women sitting’ on high. ” Like Harriet A. Jacobs, she believes that women, and colored women at that, deserve more recognition and rights than they receive. She could be considered a feminist and activist.
She sees teaching could be “sitting’ on high” with Logan Clicks cause he has the means that most blacks don’t have during that time period. She wants Jeanie to live the life she never got the chance to have. Double Entry Journal Project Rubric 10 8 5 Effort & Thoughtful Nines Choice in quotations and responses show careful thought and analysis. Responses demonstrate a com prehensile understanding of the significant ideas of the novel and a personal interpretation of those ideas. Most choices in quotations and responses show careful thought and analysis. Responses demonstrate an understanding of the significant ideas of the novel.