• Over the weekend, you were asked to examine and decide on a particular kind of freedom that you want to explore in the Hitchhiker's Guide.
  • Reflect on the freedom that you chose and ask yourself:
    • Is this kind of freedom evident in your own life?
    • Where else does this kind of freedom appear?
    • Why is it important to think about this particular freedom?
  • Write about your reflections for the next 5-10 minutes

Freedoms in the H2G2

  • Let's spend some time discussing how Adams depicts different freedoms and how you might go about investigating them in your essays.

Rhetorical Devices

  • Take a look at the Rhetorical Terms that you might use to describe Adams' writing.
  • Get into pairs to look at one term of your choosing.
    • We'll make assignments so that there isn't any double dipping.
  • After discussing for a little bit with your partner, you'll be expected to explain to the class what your term involves.
    • If you have any particular examples from the text (or elsewhere), be sure to include them.
  • Be sure to take notes while your classmates present; you might want to examine a rhetorical term in your essay that they are describing!


  • Begin drafting your essay.
    • Remember that your initial drafting should focus on ideas, not structure.
    • Write about what you've observed and elaborate as much as you can. You can always cut later; don't leave anything out in your early writing!
  • Bring your work to class, whether physically or electronically, so that we can use it on Wednesday.