Of all times, I have taught this book, this may be one of the most important and, one of the first times, I thing Steinbeck would be really proud of us. Shutting down a nation and profits to safeguard lives? This is our story of how we did it right. Now, how are you going to invest in yourself, your dreams, your education, and your community so that we all make it through this stronger?
Allegory: a piece with many layers where characters, places, and incidents are symbolic of something else- likely a real allusion.
Answer the questions in quality annotations and/or answer them in Classroom. We hope to return. I can accept handwritten assignments and packets at that time. For altering your grade while we are distance learning. Turn in your work to Classroom as typed answers or as a picture of annotations.
Questions to annotate for:
"To a Mouse" is an allegorical poem. Here are its most important layers:
1) The farmer and the mouse- what is literally happening and how should the reader feel about this?
2) England and Scotland- Which is the farmer and which is the mouse? Why and how does that change the answer to your questions?
3) Humanity and Nature- Which is the farmer and which is the mouse? What is Burns saying about how humans treat the world and each other?