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Monday, 13 April

Students were reminded that thesis presentations are due next class.

The class discussed questions about presentations.

Students have been assigned on essay that addresses one of the essential questions for the unit:

How does language inspire meaning and expression of experience?

How does conflict serve as an instigator for change/growth?

Students are to analyze how one of the major speeches from Henry V (below) relates to a more modern text about war (further below). This essay will be two to three (2-3) pages long.

Next the class reviewed the speeches in Henry V that their essays could be about:

Henry V on Salic Law and the invasion of France Act I scene ii

King of France on war with England Act II scene iii in "No Fear Shakespeare" listed as II. iv. in other sources

Henry V St. Crispin's Day

The Duke of Burgundy on peace.

Texts that can be used for the paper include

The introduction to Jarhead.

Multi-media texts pertaining to the invasion of Iraq.

Winston Churchill's first speech as Prime Minister "Be Ye Men of Valour"

The introduction to All Quiet on the Western Front

The Ballad of the Green Berets (1966)

And "War" performed by Tom Jones