Class Agenda #67 – Literary Analysis in Short Fiction- White Bear III

Opener- At the end of “White Bear,” did the punishment fit the crime?

#407- “Pusherman”, Curtis Mayfield (5:01)

Part I– Black Mirror “White Bear” Discussion Questions and Annotated Character List

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
    Do This- Finish: Annotated List of Characters as we watch- Names- Victoria, Jem, Baxter
  • Mini-Lesson- Using literary elements to create an affect on the viewer/reader. 10
    • Images from White Bear-
    • Literary Elements- Irony, Mood, Tone, Suspense, Imagery,  Symbolism, Theme are a few.
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  • Answer the following- Today focus on the Bold. 10 Min
    • 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?” (3 Things)
    • What is the narrative structure of “White Bear”? and how does this narrative structure contribute to the meaning of the episode? (How does the show start? What is the first twist? Second twist? Final twist?)
    • What are some choices the show’s creator makes in “White Bear” and how do those choice influence viewers?
    • What was the show creator’s purpose in this episode?
  • How are some of the literary elements such as “mood,” “suspense,” “theme,” and “imagery” used in “White Bear?”

Share Protocol- 15 Min

At your tables, whip around and share your thinking of the literary elements and narrative structures.

Come to a consensus: Which Literary Elements were the most impactful? How were they used?

Literary Elements- Irony, Mood, Tone, Suspense, Imagery,  Symbolism, Theme are a few.

Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- Which literary element was the most impactful in “White Bear”?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

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