HW: Finish Gender essay. Read pgs. 189-211 in Handmaid’s.
What we’re up to:
- Gender article work
- Sartre: Bad Faith
- Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Should people aspire to be rebels? Is being a rebel a good thing? What are examples of good/bad rebels? What makes a good rebel and is it enough to be against bad things if you’re not sure what you’re for?
Let’s start by talking about the gender article. If you have a rough draft, you’ll get a chance to get a fellow writer to bounce ideas off of. If not, time to work.
- Read through your ideas. What is your subject? What key observations have you made about it?
- What outside sources are you bringing in? What quotes?
- Now: your partner should help by putting his/her 2 cents in and give suggestions about other angles to take.
- Finally, work together to research a good source to quote from and respond to. Besides Google, try ProQuest.
Next, let’s talk Sartre. Remember, we had these 4 points:
- Things are weirder than we think
- We are free
- We shouldn’t live in ‘Bad faith’
- We’re free to dismantle Capitalism
We’ll look at video about Sartre and bad faith. Then, in small groups, choose one of the 4 points and decide if you agree/disagree. Prepare a 2-3 minute presentation where you come to the front of the room and argue your case. Make sure you have evidence–actual real-life examples to work with.
Finally, we’ll talk about Camus and read from “The Myth of Sysiphus.”