Thursday, November 5, 2009

Author in Context

Good morning,

Part of one of our standards says "Relate literary works and authors to the major themes and issues of their eras."  Today we do a quick check of that.  

In your English Journal please write an entry that explains the connection between McCarthyism, Arthur Miller and The Crucible.

I'll be looking at this one closely when I grade your EJ. You have 12 minutes from the time the bell rings. (You can finish on your own time if you need more.) Then we read more of Act III.

Extra credit option: Write another entry (label it Extra Credit) that explains how "The Devil and Tom Walker" shows that Washington Irving was opposed to slavery.


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