Monthly Archives: November 2013

F451: Casting Call [Option A]

Casting Call!

The conclusion of Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 is exciting, thought-provoking, and truly incendiary. Upon arriving at the end of the novel, a reader is left with the task of sifting through the implications of the final section: Burning Bright. While there are many different strategies for conducting literary analysis, some find it helpful to consider the possibility of a film adaptation!

If you are intrigued by the prospect of analyzing FAHRENHEIT 451 in terms of choosing cast members for an adaptation, click the link and engage with OPTION A! Continue reading F451: Casting Call [Option A]

F451: The Arsonist [Option B]

IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN

The conclusion of Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 is exciting, thought-provoking, and truly incendiary. Upon arriving at the end of the novel, a reader is left with the task of sifting through the implications of the final section: Burning Bright. While there are many different strategies for conducting literary analysis, some find it helpful to pair a piece of fiction with music!

If you are intrigued by the prospect of analyzing FAHRENHEIT 451 alongside Thrice’s THE ARSONIST (a song of the most rockin’ sort), click the link and engage with OPTION B! Continue reading F451: The Arsonist [Option B]

Of Mice and Movies! (E-Block)

Of Mice and Men

After watching Gary Sinise’s 1992 adaptation of Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN, viewers are bound to have storms of thought and emotion swirling about their minds. With that said, it is always useful to engage with our reactions to narratives. Click the link so that we can further explore the story of George and Lennie!

Continue reading Of Mice and Movies! (E-Block)

Supertramp’s Death is Krakauer’s Life (G-Block)

McCandless

While reading INTO THE WILD, one is all but bound to come to the realization that Jon Krakauer takes extreme interest in his subject. After all, not only does Krakauer paint McCandless as an idealist who actually followed his dreams, but he also draws parallels between their lives. For better or worse, the author does very little to obfuscate his bias.

However, we must ask ourselves whether Krakauer’s interest is more appropriately labeled fascination or obsession. To do this, we are going to read an article about Chris McCandless that he published just last month (September 2013)!

Click the link!

Continue reading Supertramp’s Death is Krakauer’s Life (G-Block)

A Grotesque Deception (F-Block)

Poe

Although we’ve already explored The Masque of the Red Death, A Dream Within a Dream, and The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe’s work contains many more hidden recesses and dark depths. Moreover, Poe’s writings are often thought of as manifestations of his personal life, which point to mindset of strange and somber qualities.

If you are a member of the F-Block Creative Writing squad, click the link and prepare to investigate more of Poe’s life and work! Continue reading A Grotesque Deception (F-Block)

The Masque of the Red Death (D-Block)

Masque of the Red Death

Halloween may be over, but the works of Edgar Allan Poe can excite the senses at any moment! The D-Block Creative Writing students will experience this today as they engage with one of Poe’s most fear-evoking, imagery-conjuring classics.

If you are counted amongst the D-Block ranks, click the link and try to escape The Masque of the Red Death! Continue reading The Masque of the Red Death (D-Block)