Friday, December 14, 2007

Period 5 What Does it take to Challenge the System???

We broke up challenging the system into five big themes:
Fuel, Spark, Accomplice, Plan, Action

Here is the FUEL outline:
Want for Power
Lady Macbeth
Lord of the Flies
Human Nature
The beast
Fahrenheit 451
Power over himself (to think)
Change of thinking
Childhood memories
The Chosen
Control over his future
The capacity of his mind (Danny)

Here is the PLAN outline:
He does not want to wait and see what his fate will be, he would rather change ità to do this he must create a plan of action
Macbeth’s plan is to kill the king
He is doing this to gain power
Macbeth is not the only one with a plan; the Witches had a plan to tempt him into doing this. They tried to show him his fate to see how he would challenge it. In doing this they accomplished their goal, to create chaos.
Macduff and Malcom had a plan to create an uprising against Macbeth, this was for the own good of the people.


Macbeth’s plan-
“Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee…” (Act 2.1. 42-43)
“I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (Act 2.1. 71-73)

Witches plan-
“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis… All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor… All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (Act 1.2. 52-57)
“I conjure you by that which you profess—Howe'er you come to know it—answer me. Though you untie the winds and let them fight…Even till destruction sicken, answer me to what I ask you.” (Act 4.1. 51-62)

Malcom/Macduff’s Plan
“The time approaches that will with due decision make us know what we shall say we have and what we owe. Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate, but certain issue strokes must arbitrate. Towards which, advance the war.” (Act 5.4. 16-21)
The Plan
Fahrenheit 451- Montag had a plan to challenge the government in his society. The first part of his plan was to read and understand books. In order to do this he had to steal books. The second part of his plan was to plant books in all of the firefighters homes so that the government looked corrupt and then a new government had to be formed.

Beatty had a plan to die. His life was unsatisfactory and he was having an internal struggle. His plan was to get Montag to kill him so that he didn’t have to do it himself.

The government had a plan to make sure that no one had to think. Without books, time, and feelings, there is no time to think. If no one can think, then there are no thoughts of rebellion. They carried out by replacing time with constant television and noise.

“But let me tell you my plan-
“If you insist on telling me, I must ask you to leave.”
“But aren’t you interested?”
“Not if you start talking the sort of talk that could get me burnt for my trouble. The only way I could possibly listen to you would be if the fireman system itself could be burnt. Now, if you suggest that we print extra books and arrange to have them hidden in firemen’s houses all over the country, so that the seeds of suspicion would be sown amongst these arsonists, bravo, I’d say!”
“Plant the books, turn in the alarm, and see the firemen’s houses burn, is that what you mean?”
Faber raised his brows and looked at Montag as if he were seeing a new man. “I was joking.”
“If you thought it would be a plan worth trying, I’d have to take your word it would help.”

LOF-# "'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 2

"He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.'"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 8

# "Which is better--to have laws and agree, or to hunt and kill?"
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Ch. 11

"Roger advanced... as one wielding a nameless authority."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Chapter 11

Ralph: "This is our island. It’s a good island. Until the grown-ups come to fetch us we’ll have fun."

Ralph, Piggy, Jack had a plan
All the same you need an army, Jack 32
Piggy’s plan was for rescue (fire smoke signal), shelter and some form of govn’t.
Ralph’s plan was to establish a form of organization, him leading, and have some people in charge of shelter, some of food, and some of fire
Jack’s plan was for everyone to hunt and only be concerned about the next few days. He was always hunting and eliminating the competition.
“I said my brother would probably make a fine tzaddik,” Danny said quietly. “It occurred to me recently that if I didn’t take my father’s place I wouldn’t be breaking the dynasty after all. My brother could take over. I had talked myself into believing that of I didn’t take his place I would break the dynasty. I think I had to justify to myself having to become a tzaddik.”
(Potok pg. 201)
In this quote, Danny is talking about his “plan.” His plan that he is talking about is not following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a rabbi. He is thinking that he can let his younger brother take that position and follow his own dreams to become a psychologist. At the end of the book, it tells us that he does go on to follow his dream.

Here is the ACCOMPLICE outline:
Friend -Chosen Aquire a freind quote- "'Reuven, listen to me. The Talmud says that a person should do two things for himself. One is to acquire a teacher. Do you remember the other?' 'Choose a freind'" (74) Had to work together or it wouldn't have challenged the system, their freindship was challenging "'...and I want you to let him be your friend and to let yourself be his freind.'" (110) "'I am happy my Daniel has chosen you as a freind'" (Reb,141) This shows that Reb was the "accomplice" to Danny making him challenge the system David challenging Reuven to challenge the system -Fahrenheit 451 Faber and Clarisse w/o whom he wouldn't have challenged the system Clarisse- "These men have been dead a long time, but I know their words point, one way or another, to Clarisse." (Montag, 72) This showed that Clarisse was the reason why Montag was challenging the system Faber- "'Yes, and look where we're headed. You'll have to travel blind for a while. Here's my arm to hold onto." (Faber, 92) Macbeth 6-9 Lady Macbeth provoked Macbeth's mind to fuel his evil. "Naught had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content. Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." (3:2:6-9) "He that's coming must be provided for; and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch, which shall to all our nights and days to come give solely sovereign sway and masterdom." (1:5:68-73) Lord of the Flies Roger made Jack evil "'The chief and Roger, yes Roger." (Eric, 188) "He met the cheif, or Roger, who carried death in his hands?" (Ralph, 196) "At last he heard a voice-Jack's voice, but hushed. "Are you certain?" The savage adresssed said nothing. Perhaps he made a gesture. Roger spoke. "If you're fooling us-." (192) Piggy helped Ralph become a challenger of Jack by being his good conscience " Nobody knows where we are. Perhaps they knew where we were going to; and perhaps no. But they don't know where we are 'cos we never go there." Piggy "That's what I was going to say," Ralph (35)
Here is the SPARK outline
· Sparks
· The split between Jack and Ralph
· Resentment between Ralph and Jack
· Disagreements between the ones who want to work vs. the ones who want to hunt
· Jack stealing Piggy’s glasses, thus giving him the ability to make fire, which officially makes Jack chief

· Others
· The signal fire seems an unnecessary chore to Jack and others who just want to hunt
· When the signal fire goes out the animosity between Jack and Ralph increases
· Represents the hope of rescue
· “If Jack was chief he'd have all hunting and no fire. We'd be here till we died.” pg 93
· Sparks
· The Split Between Jack and Ralph
· The difference between hunting and having fun over working for rescue
· Bloodlust in Jack
· Others
· Jack's way of coping with Ralph
· Jack's excuse for not working on the fire
· “But you can't even build huts-then you go off hunting and let out the fire-” pg 71
Breaking off
l Sparks
l The war between Jack and Ralph
l The kidnapping of the little kids to be in Jack's tribe
l Jack eventually killing Piggy
l Others
l Caused by Jack's humiliation
l He laid the conch with great care in the grass by his feet. The humiliating tears were running from the corner of each eye.
l “I'm not going to play any longer. Not with you.” pg 127
The Beast
l Sparks
l Fear
l Causes the boys to act irrationally
l Causes them to kill Simon in blind fear
l “They talk and scream. The littluns. Even some of the others. As if-”
l “As if it wasn't a good island.” pg 52

Here is the ACTION outline:


LOF- Jacks killing frenzy, boat shows up, Piggy dying, Ralph first being elected, fire problems, Jack’s cult, using the talking conch

Macbeth- Macbeth’s murders (King, Banquo, MacDuff’s family) MacDuff killing Macbeth

451- Burning lady, meeting Faber, reading poems, telling Mildred secret, took books, running away, planes bombing, public adverts,

Chosen-reading Freud, hanging out with each other, Rueven’s friendship, breaking social norms, finally tells dad, applying for collages ad taking psych. classes, Rueven frees fly.

Action: Point when the character actually challenges the system and it’s too late to turn back. Last thing you talk about thing they do to challenge the system, simple things, spark fuels first action which fuels the final result. Action is climax.


“Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (Golding, p 152,) (by the hunters)

“Jack planned his new face. He made one cheek and one eye socket white, then he rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal across from right ear to left jaw.” (Golding, p. 63)

“ You let the fire go out”
This repetition made Jack uneasy

“Jack held up the head and jammed the soft throat down on the pointed end of the stick which pierced through the mouth… “This head is for the beast. It is a gift.” (by Jack)

“O Banquo, Banquo, our royal master’s murdered!” (Shakespeare, 67) (by Macduff)

“He [Macbeth] has killed me mother. Run away, I pray you!” (Shakespeare, 135) (by the son of Macduff)

“I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell.” (Shakespeare, 51)

“The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen match against the railing” (Bradbury, p. 40)
(The scene in which the old woman is about to kill herself for her books)

“I’m antisocial they say.” … “Social to me means talking to you about things like this or talking about how strange the world is.” (Bradbury, p. 29) (by Faber)

“Montag’s hand closed like a mouth crushed the book with wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest.”(37, Bradbury) (Description of Montag’s action)

The Chosen
“What does he want to read in German?” he asked me.
“He wants to read Freud.”(Potok, p. 158) (David and Rueven talking about Danny’s reading Freud)

“When will you tell him? Because I will be out of town that day.”
“No,” he said quietly,” I am going to need you around that day.” (p. 201) ( Danny and Rueven)



morganw said...

Jordan - You only posted half of the Spark outline. I sent all of it in an email to you.

mattw said...

We're alowed to use these quotes in our final essay, right?

morgant said...

mattw- We are most definitely allowed to use these in our final essay.