English 12 — Tues. May 15

Today: We worked on our synthesis essays. Topics:

Period 1 Topic: Where do our affections come from and what conflicts trouble them? Compare and contrast affection in “A Man and His Cat” by Tim Kreider and “Rosie” by Ivan Coyote.

Period 4 Topic: Compare and contrast the motivations of the speaker in “With the Caribou” with the mother in “Mother, Washing Dishes”. Note: the motivations of the mother in may not be known for sure and the motivations of the speaker in “With the Caribou” may be inferred to go beyond the literal stated motivation. Therefore try to discuss multiple possible interpretations for each.

Tomorrow: We will be doing the Mock Provincial. Please report to my room promptly in time to start at the beginning of Period 1 or Period 3. This is a 3 hour exam.

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