Junior English

August 25th, 2013

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Earlier this week you voted to write over the three short stories we’ve read so far1. You’ve been working alternately solo and in groups to understand what these authors are arguing about rebellion.

As we’ve moved through this writing process I’ve asked you to keep a few things in mind. As you write your rough drafts this weekend, please make sure these haven’t disappeared from your writing:

Email or post a comment with questions. They are due at the beginning of class on Monday.

  1. “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” and “The Greatest Man in the World” []


Junior English

August 14th, 2013


We looked quickly over the syllabus today, mostly focusing on my grading practices which may take some time to get used to. Please let me know if you or your parents have any questions!

We read and discussed “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktock Man” to get things rolling. As you read through your annotations tonight, try to get a clear understanding of what Ellison is trying to convey with this work. We’ll read many others with a similar theme to get a better understanding of this intertextuality thing.

If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to email me.

On Conservative and Liberal Morality

World Literature

August 24th, 2009

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A few things to consider:

O Brave New World!

World Literature

August 13th, 2009

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That Has Such People In’t!12

We read Harlan Ellison’s “’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” in class today to begin our discussion of conformity and rebellion. Here are some things to consider as we move forward:

I passed out copies of Brave New World in class. You should read through chapter two for tomorrow. Also, fill out the form here so I can keep track of all of them. (Don’t worry about it if you emailed me earlier.)

  1. Shakespeare. The Tempest. V.i. []
  2. Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. 139. Print. []