Discuss Creon as a ruler of Thebes. From his very first speeches, what are his views as to what makes a
good ruler? What are his strengths as a ruler? What are his weaknesses? Use comments from others to
back up points about both his weaknesses and streng
ANTIGONE Background Reading Notes
I. Sophocles (Greek tragic dramatist during Golden Age of ancient Greece with Aeschylus/
LIFE (496-406 B.C.):
16: led a chorus in celebration of Athens naval victor over Persians at Salamis.
28: took top p
December 11, 2012
The Sound of Night Analysis
1. The word chitter is typically considered a verb, though in line one it is used as an adjectives
to describe the dark. In a black night, one cannot see a thing, but s/he can hear the chitter-
October 20, 2012
Sound and Sense Chapter One
1. Though the bird comes down the walk like a human would walk down a sidewalk, Dickinson
contrasts the bird with the human by saying the bird bit an angle-worm in halves and ate the
November 10, 2012
S & S Chapter 5
Figure of Speech (any way of saying something other than the ordinary way)
Saying something and meaning something else.
Figurative Language (language using figures of speech; cant be taken literally)
Chapter 2 (reading the poem) S&S
READING THE POEM:
Use a dictionary.
Ready to hear the sounds/rhythm.
Pay attention to what the poem is saying.
Read it more than once.
Practice reading aloud.
The Man He Killed
You shoot a fello
J. Huxley remarks that the civil libertarian and rationalists who oppose tyranny failed to take into
account mans infinite appetite for distractions. In 1984, Huxley added that people are controlled
by inflicting pai
Antigone, a play produced by Sophocles, features the conflict of a niece honoring a godly law and
her uncle upholding the law of the state. King Creon of Thebes forbids his nephew Polynieces a proper
burial as punishment for treason. He hopes in creation
The odes translation by H.D.F. Kitto presents an admirable vision of man for his ability to
maintain strength, innovation, and resourcefulness. Human greatness is found through mans ability to
tough out violent storms and make his way through rough patche
CHAPTER ONE: Summary
Winston Smith lives in dilapidated Victory Mansion apartments.
o Thin, frail, thirty-nine years old, varicose ulcer above right ankle.
o Poster that depicts an enormous face and says, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
o Insignificant offic