You have TWO assignments due For Monday:
#1. Read The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale. In other words, read the prologue and the tale. We'll focusing on both this time. It's a short reading, so read carefully. Read deep. Annotate. Use your SIFT worksheet to help.
In addition to having a quiz on this material, you are also required to complete a SIFT worksheet for the tale. If you don't already have a SIFT worksheet printout from me, you may download it from the website here. When you turn it in, it must be printed out and turned in to me at the beginning of class in order to receive credit. No late SIFTs will be accepted.
Download: Blank SIFT worksheet (DOC)
#2: Literature Response Journal. We are starting a series of response to literature to further develop your analytic, rhetorical and writing skills. Rather than turning these in as printed or handwritten assignments, you should develop an online portfolio of your writing that allows your peers to view and comment on your work.
1. (25pts) Set up a blog, using your platform of choice. If you already have a blog or website you can use that or you can set up a new one just for this class. Suggested platforms (free and easy to use) are:2. (25 pts) Read the LRJ prompt below and compose your response. Post your response to your blog and email me a link to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is due by 11:59 p.m. Monday night (2/2/15)
LRJ Prompt 1
Radix malorum est cupiditas
Radix malorum est cupiditas, the stated theme of the hypocritical Pardoner’s tale and of his “preaching,” is a biblical quotation from 1 Timothy 6:10 that means in Latin “greed is the root of evils" (or, in sentence order, “the root of evil is greed”). It has been translated into English as “the love of money is the root of all evil” since the earliest English translations. In his Business Daily article, “Understanding Money and the Meaning of Life” (click the link), Bill Taylor asks: “How is it that brilliant people with more money than they’ll ever need get so caught up in their hunger for even more money that they end up losing everything? How much is enough, and why are people willing to risk so much to get more? And if money is so alluring, how is it that so many extremely wealthy people seem so unhappy?” How does Taylor answer these questions? Explain why you agree or disagree with his answers. How would you answer the questions?
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