Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday September 16, 2013

Today started off like every other day: "Hello class" "Hello Smith."
We wrote down our homework for Wednesday: read chapters 67-78, and finish our "who are you?" essays. Ms. Smith handed back out "Reality Checks" and our cross roads essays.
We then had a class discussion about Life of Pi.
First we talked about the passage in the book about how a person could get use to killing. Some people said that they did think a person could get use to killing, that eventually a person would just become numb to it. Other didn't think it would be that easy. We all agreed, though, that if it meant our survival, we would get use to killing.
After that we discussed the passage about how Pi forgot about time. We realized how much of our lives revolve around time and numbers. We talked about what life would be like if we didn't have such scheduled routines everyday. Some people thought that not having certain times for everything would make their lives easier and more controllable, while others thought that it would make their lives more hectic.
Later Ms. Smith passed out a copy of the famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet. We watched one of the many movie clips from this particular scene, and then we discussed in groups how Hamlet relates to Life of Pi. We looked at the similarities in the fact that they are both dealing with life and death.
At the end of class we got the chance to start reading individually.
And that was what we did on this 16th day of September of 2013.

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