Below is the assignment for your final writing assignment of this course: a Rumination Paper.
Don't wait until the last minute to begin, be thoughtful, and have fun with it! Please type.
Draft due Tuesday 1/17
In your first paragraph, which should be more formal and analytical, be sure to:
1) introduce the text and author
2) fully contextualize the quote withing the story
3) analyze the significance of this quote - why is it important? Why does it matter in our understanding of the story or its characters?
THEN - get thinking and get creative! Using a more personal tone and creative writing techniques (think imagery, figurative language, etc.), let your mind wander away from the play. Smoothly transition from your opening analysis into your own thoughts, experiences, witnessing, questions, and reflection. As you begin to develop your own stories and ideas, be sure to touch on other texts, theories, and concepts we've worked with in this class.
At the end of your essay, bring it back around full circle to the original quote from The Crucible. How is our perspective different when we examine the quote in the context of your ruminations? Leave your reader thinking!
Remember the questions we've raised: What is "good law"?
How do we make and enforce good law? Is good law just, and if so, for whom?
(How does law negotiate the relationship between the individual and the community?)
10th grade Law & Literature
Through a mix of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as discussion and writing, students will explore the social and ethical questions of making and enforcing laws.