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Honors English 11 – Assignments February 17-20

Tuesday/Wednesday

  • Turn in rough drafts of yearlong project research papers on Google Docs (required)
    • ONE draft per group
    • Must be submitted BEFORE class begins

Thursday/Friday

  • Day 1 Block 2 and  Day 2 Block 1
    • check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    • Essay due April 1/2 on a flash drive or via email.
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Topics 
      • 1.  How does Kesey make the reader question the accepted definitions of “sane,” “insane,” “sick,” and “healthy”?
      • 2.  Why is Bromden the narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest instead of McMurphy? Who is the real protagonist of the novel?
      • 3.  How is Nurse Ratched’s ward like a totalitarian society?
      • 4. How has MacMurphy given these men their manhood’s back. Explain the process.
  • Day 1 Block 3
    • check out A Raisin in the Sun
    • Essay due April 3/4 on a flash drive or via email.
    • A Raisin in the Sun Topics
      • 1.  If people can be divided into three groups–those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened–apply each of these to the three characters in Raisin who respectively prove that this is so.
      •  2.  Show how Raisin deals with the generation gap–the problems that the older generation has in dealing with the younger generation and vice versa.
      •  3.  Most people define loneliness as being alone, but a person might experience loneliness even when surrounded by other people. A person can be lonely if his/her ideas, feelings, or circumstances are different from those around them. Discuss a character from Raisin who experiences loneliness because of the differences in his/her ideas, feelings, or circumstances.
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