JOURNAL TOPIC: (today's tunes: "Taking Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive; "Taking Care of No Business" by Jimi Hendrix)
is it about routine that makes our lives both easier (more efficient)
and harder to change (put down that third bag of Hot Cheetos!)?
Describe a routine you want to start, describe a routine you want to stop, and describe a routine you want to continue.
2. Lecture: Great Expectations
1. Read this quote:
"What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way you want to
stretch yourself into other people's hearts. You want to plant yourself
there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger
instrument than the one you're playing. It becomes almost an obsession
to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to
heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through
all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about
tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a
heart attack." -Keith Richards
2. Answer this question in a post to your blog entitled WHAT'S THE STORY?
Why did Charles Dickens write the novel you're reading/reviewing? What in your analysis of literary techniques led you to this conclusion?
(Make sure to include textual support illustrating Dickens' use of at
least three techniques we've studied/discussed this year.)
3. Watch Dr. Tony Williams's Gresham College lecture on A Tale of Two Cities (below); take notes and post them to your blog (Title: Tale of Two Cities Lecture Notes)