Welcome to our class blog, seniors!! Please visit here to check out some reminders (which will be up top, just below these notes) and then any Posts that you may be required to read, follow, use for reflection, pondering, writing, screaming, laughing, etc...these Posts will be further down. The most current ones will be first - always check the dates. There may be times where I may ask you to visit an older Post.

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Happy Spring! March Madness begins...

1. Continue to actively read the memoir that you chose, and complete the open-ended/reflection questions (packet). Keep in mind the characteristics of a memoir. I hope that you are enjoying your choice! Please bring your memoir book with you to class. Have about 3/4 done for 3/24...try!

2. Over the next few days, we will be presenting the "Impact of the Written Word" PowerPts/Prezis that you created. Nice job! Enjoy.

3. See below for the Memoir packet to work on and bring with you over the next week or so...just in case you misplace it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Post #1 - The Cuckoo Battle: Big Nurse vs. Big Mac

Ken Kesey's bus, 'Further.' See link below! McMurphy and the guys "watching" the

World Series on TV...

"...any of you sharpies here willing to take my five bucks that says that I can get the best of that woman - before the week's up - without her getting the best of me?...A bee in her butt, a burr in her bloomers. Get her goat" (Kesey 68 - 69).

In two well-developed paragraphs, explain the battle between Nurse Ratched and R.P. McMurphy. Who has the upper hand? Who is stronger in this fight at the present moment, and who is going to win in the long run? Refer to specific examples from the text, and include at least two quotes, citing correctly. Post is due by the weekend - October 9, 2011 (15 pts)

After you are done with Post #1, check out the link below. Read about Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, their crazy life and travels and their impact on America.


1 comment:

poyon said...

Nurse Ratched and McMurphy represent the opposite extremes in human character. Nurse Ratched has a big character and her nickname is ‘’Big Nurse”. As well as a sense of never-ending hatred and disagreement towards each other. During the entire novel, the disagreement between Nurse Ratched and McMurphy grows stronger and stronger.

It’s maybe important to describe the character of this two people.
McMurphy has the ability to manipulate people. His strong ability helps him overcome conflict and in many occasions over power Nurse Ratched. He knows what he must take to have the agreement of others people. He is charismatic and sexual too.
Nurse Ratched or ‘’big nurse’’ has a strong character too. She controls the institution where McMurphy is sentenced. Nurse Ratched is stern, controlling, and determined to quash all resistance to her authority. She imposes a lot of rules inside the hospital. She is like a dictator.

But McMurphy gets the better of the match up, he asks to lower the level music, refuses to take his medicines,... He makes all to don’t respect the rules.