Class Agenda #65 – Literary Analysis in Short Fiction- White Bear

Opener- How addicted to a screen (computer, phone, tablet, tv) are you?

  • 4- Constantly looking at a screen.
  • 3- Checking a screen whenever you have down time.
  • 2- Screens are tools, I use them when appropriate
  • 1- I don’t really look at screens unless I have to

#185- Here I Am (Come and Take Me), Al Green (4:39)

Part I- Black Mirror – Short Article

CFU- What does the article mean when it says- “Brooker has described the show as “the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy,” which is a scary enough thought,” ?

Part II- Black Mirror “White Bear”

Do This- Create:

  • Annotated List of Characters as we watch- Names- Victoria, Jem, Baxter
  • Answer the following-
    • Victoria begins the episode upset about something, what is it?
    • Why does Victoria follow Jem?
    • How does Baxter trick Victoria and Jem?
    • Why does Jem come back for Victoria?
    • What is “White Bear?”

Exit Ticket- What do you think about Black Mirror?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

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