Two major questions today:
What is satire?
How do I explain how central ideas are developed over the course of a text?
My students are fond of the phrase "you got told" as a way of expressing that someone was just put in their place or taught a lesson. The speech we are going to look at today is the best historical example of that I have ever seen. You are about to see how Chief Red Jacket used logic, well reasoned argument and a very respectful tone to tell a group of white missionaries to buzz off.
Chief Red Jacket's Lecture to a Missionary (1805)
Write an entry in your English Journal about his speech. Answer the questions below.
- Briefly summarize his speech.
- What do you think is his strongest argument? Why?
- Do you think he is right?
- How does Red Jacket feel about white settlers?
- Do you think this is an example of satire? Why or why not?
Quick Quiz: You may copy and paste these answers from your English Journal. Remember that spelling, grammar and punctuation count.