Summing up the Happy Prince
- Take your list of irregular verbs.
- Write down at least ten verbs in a row.
- Use the verbs in alphabetical order!
- Limit yourself to 150 words.
- Underline all irregular verbs in the story.
- Post as a comment
When I was in Africa
Take your list of verbs. Pick the first one. Try to fit it into the sentence ”When I was in Africa, I…”. Continue building a short but absurd story with your verb list and the words below. If the story turns surreal, let it!
banana, rhinoceros, lion, rifle, Bedouin, giraff, zebra, natives, aggressive, angry, voodoo
Take your list of verbs as you did above. Pick new ones. Try to fit it into the sentence ”Back in Texas I walked into a saloon, I…”. Continue building a short but absurd story with your verb list and the words below. If the story turns surreal, let it!
Stetson hat, stirrup, horse, bar maid, whiskey, Indian, scalp, marshal, beautiful, jealous.
Please notice that stories can contain stereotypes and prejudices. In the Happy Prince, Jews are described as weighing gold. This could be seen as an example of the antisemitism of the 19th century.
We will have two text seminars. One for the first third and one for the second third of the book.
For this seminar you are expected to choose three quotations from the book (at least): You write them down on a flashcard, in an easy to read handwriting. The quotation is followed by an interpretation and/or a justification for the excerpt. When making quotations please take note of the page where the quotation appears.
Date for seminar 1 18th of September