Freewrite

  • Before today's freewrite, I'd like you to think about the value of a character analysis. What can we learn from fictional characters about our own real experiences and why does that matter?

Articles and Subjects

  • Let's begin by examining the context of the articles you brought in today.
    • Write, either on your wiki or on paper, a brief synopsis of each article. This should take about 10 minutes.
    • Next, write down one or two significant points that connect your articles, based on your subject group. Try to be as specific about the connection as you can.
      • Eventually, these connections will help you understand the significance of your character's actions in the H2G2 in relation to your subject.

Ideation

  • Ideation is defined by Strengths Quest as the ability to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
    • This ability will be tested in this character analysis by how well you can connect the concepts of freedom that are developed in the H2G2 with those in the world around you.
    • In order to be successful, you will need to ask yourself how your character's reaction to limitations on their freedoms translates into observations you can make about real-world issues that we are confronted with today.
  • Spend the remaining class time formulating ideas about these connections.
    • Try to put into writing a connection you can observe between your chosen character and each of the three articles you've brought.

Homework

  • Continue reading H2G2, at least through chapter 24 by Friday.
  • Continue developing your thoughts about the subject group you are part of.
  • If you get a few extra minutes and would like to participate in a student survey, click here. Thanks!