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Monday, April 12

  1. page Socratic Seminar Question edited PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 50 POINTS SOCRATIC SEMINAR “The unexamined life is not worth living.&qu…
    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
    50 POINTS
    SOCRATIC SEMINAR
    “The unexamined life is not worth living."
    -Socrates
    PROCEDURE FOR DISCUSSION
    The circle will verbalize their responses. You may have written notes for the discussion.
    CIRCLE (50 points)
    A. Tokens will be given. Each time you respond, a token is used, once they are gone
    you have used up your voice. If you do not use all your tokens, points are
    deducted from your overall score
    B. You are graded on how well you connect the concepts in the novel with answering
    the question – look at the back side for explanation. ALL responses MUST
    ultimately pertain to the themes of the novel.
    C. You are expected to respond to others in a considerate, respectful, and Christian
    tone.
    Question to be discussed:
    In respect to marriage and relationships, how are we taught to act? Are social standards or other out side influences involved with how we choose a person to be with? What have you been “instructed” about your role in the world and your role with another person.
    Name
    Socratic Seminar Topic _
    Category and Description
    Comments
    Points Possible
    Points Assigned
    Reasoning and Quotes: Understands seminar question, makes logical comments; uses the text to make points.
    10
    Images, motifs, figurative language: Shows insight into and understanding into the Author’s theme.
    10
    Listening: Is attentive, referring specifically to ideas within the discussion.
    10
    Lessons, ideas from the text: Insightful comments and personal connection are evident.
    10
    Aesthetic effect and unity: Includes Artistic elements of the author and in efforts of presentation of ideas.
    10
    Name: Topic:_
    SOCRATIC SEMINAR RUBRIC
    Excellent (10 points)
    Good (8 points)
    Adequate (6 points)
    Inadequate (0-5 points)
    Reasoning
    At least 3 significant quotes used (no repeats)
    Significant, relevant, appropriate and/or meaningful selected quotes are immediately clear and artistically respresented in a sophisticated way. Arguments and responses are reasonable, logical, appropriate and substantial with evidence from the text.
    Significant, relevant, appropriate and /or meaningful selected quotes are clearly represented. Arguments are generally reasonable. Some reference to the text. Arguments generally contribute to an understanding of the text
    Significant, appropriate and/or meaningful selected quotes are represented but may not be immediately clear or relevant. Unsubstantiated or underdeveloped opinions are offered more than sound arguments. Comments display hesitation, lack of knowledge of text.
    Selected quotes are not always clear and/or there is little effort to present the ideas in a relevant way. Comments are plot oriented. Remarks do not follow along with the previous commentary. Overall, no analytical depth.
    Images, motifs, symbols, figurative language
    (minimum of two)
    Well - chosen figurative language with apt illustrations show particular insight and understanding of the Author’s theme(s)
    Well – chosen metaphors and figurative language with apt illustrations are represented.
    Figurative language with illustrations are represented but the purpose and meaning are may be unclear
    Purpose and meaning are unclear. Figurative language may be presented but purpose missing. Images not relevant or ill-chosen.
    Listening
    Listens well. Takes steps to comprehend what is said (e.g. seeking clarification or asking questions) and later responses are polite. Appropriate body language.
    Listen O.K. Takes steps to understand what is said. Generally pays attention and responds appropriately. Appropriate body language.
    Does not listen well to others.
    Verbal reactions are combative. Responses tend to reflect earlier failure to listen carefully to what was said.
    Does not listen adequately. Do not respond to the points of others. Body language suggests inattentiveness.
    Lessons, ideas you take away from the text (at least three)
    Personal connections, reader’s interpretation, lessons, ideas, inspirations you derive from the book are clearly evident and creatively represented.
    Personal connections, reader’s interpretation, lessons, ideas, inspirations you derive from the book are evident and creatively represented.
    Personal connections are vague. No inspiring new ideas.
    Personal connections are not evident. No inspiring new ideas.
    Aesthetic effect and unity
    Effort and creativity are clearly evident. Artistic elements such as proportion, structure, color, style, etc. are carefully considered and represented in a sophisticated way; in other words, images, quotes, analysis, and interpretations coalesce into a aesthetically pleasing, unified artistic whole.
    Efforts and creativity are evident. The artistic elements are not as unified
    Efforts and creativity are vague. The artistic elements have no coherence.
    Little effort and/or creativity. It is unlikely that the piece conveys meaning because you are unfamiliar with the novel. The artistic elements are not evident.

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Thursday, April 1

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    Movie Character who's personality aligns with Mr. Bingley's is
    Edward Cullen. :)=
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    Edward
    Char from Ella Enchanted
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    Char
    is a character in the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer. There are many similarities between Cullen and Bingley. For example,prince in the novel, Mr. Bingley dances with Elizabeth and falls in love with her. They spend a lot of time together and are supposedly in love. ElizabethElla Enchanted. He is constantly talking about Bingley and it seems as thoughpolite, kind to everybody he does the same. Suddenly, Bingley leavesmeets, and Elizabeth is left with barely any explanation at first. In Twilight, Bellaevery mother's dream for their daughter. Char is kind to every creature in lovehis kingdom. He treats each one with Edward and he also leaves her.a respect no other "normal" person would. He does not say why and Belladoesn't look down on them because they are from a different class or species. Mr. Bingley is completely heart broken, as is Elizabeth. Other similarities between Edwardpolite and Bingley are thatkind to everybody no matter who they are both attractive young men whomor what class they come from. Elizabeth and Jane stay at his house and he is never rude to them, only caring. Also, although he isn't especially warm to Mrs. Bennet, he isn't rude to her like all the girls adore. Society sees Edward asother characters. He doesn't treat those in a rude person because he is so quiet,lower class with anything but society is wrong. Justkindness and acceptance, as is portrayed in Pridehis acceptance of the Bennets. Furthermore, Char is the man every mother wants her daughter to marry. He is attractive, kind, and Prejudice, society believes Mr.has a lot of money. He treats women well and doesn't treat them like objects. Bingley is definitely the man every mother wants her daughter to be very truemarry. Just like Char he is attractive, kind, and has a manlot of money. He treats the women in his word. Ithousehold and women in public with respect. He is apparent, however, that Mr. Bingley mayrespectful and sweet to Jane and is always in the company of his sisters talking to them not be exactly what he seems. in a condescending way.
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Wednesday, March 31

  1. page Mrs. Bennet edited ... only hears what she wants to hear. Lizzy tells her again and again why Mr. Bingley may have le…
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    only hears what she wants to hear. Lizzy tells her again and again why Mr. Bingley may have left, but Mrs. Bennet always manages to forget by the next day.
    "In vain did Elizabeth endeveavor to check the rapidity of her mother's words, or persuade her to describe her felicity in a less audible whisper...Nothing that she could say, however, had any influence" (Page 87) Mrs. Bennet's lack of manners at Mr. Bingley's ball and dinner caused her to appear rude and arrogant. Mrs. Bennet spoke of nothing else but Jane's future engagement, Mr. Bingley's fortune, and her joy that Jane will be able to financially take care of her sisters. She also spoke of throwing the rest of her daughters at the feet of rich men so they too could marry "so greatly." It appears that Mrs. Bennet cares of nothing but raising her daughters' fortunes and social statuses with rich husbands.
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    The film, Bend It Like Beckham, introduces its audience to Mrs. Bharma. Mrs. Bharma’s daughter, Jess, plays soccer and refuses to wear traditional Indian saris or makeup. Like Mrs. Bennett, it is Mrs. Bharma’s dream to have her daughter marry a rich, handsome young man. She continually tries to persuade her daughter to search for a “proper” husband and change her appearance. Mrs. Bharma’s life consists of searching for possible husbands for Jess and demanding she learn traditional home-making skills. Mrs. Bharma also claims that a young woman must act aloof and charmingly pleased in the company of Indian men to intrigue their interest. Jess’s sister was also engaged to a wealthy man that loved her, like Jane, but his family did not approve of the Bharma family and so they broke the engagement. Mrs. Bharma went into a deep confusion, like Mrs. Bennett when Mr. Bingley ceased all communication with Jane. Jess’s older sister falls into a deep depression at the loss of her true love. Like Jane, she is kind hearted and despite not showing her emotions vividly, her general jovial demeanor is down casted. The mother, Mrs. Bharma is also briefly wounded about the break off of the engagement, but is more concerned with reuniting the proposal than comforting her distraught daughter. Like Mrs. Bennett, her primary goal is to get her eldest daughter married, not for her daughter to be happy.
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  2. page Pride and Prejudice Volume III edited Volume III is due April 12. ... no more that than three responses 1. Lionel Stevenson, in …

    Volume III is due April 12.
    ...
    no more thatthan three responses
    1. Lionel Stevenson, in The English Novel, writes,
    "Egoism in her [Jane Austen's] view the dominant vice of human beings,
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  3. page Pride and Prejudice Volume II edited ... Sydney: "charm of Lady Catherine" is she charming? Chelsea K: Lady C's attitude mak…
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    Sydney: "charm of Lady Catherine" is she charming?
    Chelsea K: Lady C's attitude makes it clear about why Bingley would not marry Jane.
    Lindsey & Sarah/others;Lindsey/Sarah/Dan/others; Darcy's conceit
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    meeting her.
    Bianca/Dan/Joe/others:

    Bianca/Joe/others:
    Are Lady
    Meg A: brings it into today -- point
    Liz and others: Lady C and Collins relationship
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  4. page Lydia Bennet edited ... In terms of men, Lydia is only concerned with the officers not men such as Mr. Bingley or Darc…
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    In terms of men, Lydia is only concerned with the officers not men such as Mr. Bingley or Darcy. What is it about them that attracts Lydia so much?
    Lydia Bennett as Tess Nichols
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    Tess is Jane's little sister in 27 Dresses. Tess is after a man(the same man Jane is in love with) and she will do anything to get him. Tess strolls into town after losing her job, meets Jane's boss, and instantly falls in "love" with him, just like Lydia has a sort of "love" for Mr. Wickham. Tess is also very flirty with others just as Lydia is. In order to get George to like her better she changes who she really is. She becomes flirty and a vegetarian since he doesn't eat meat. She also becomes a dog lover even though she is deathly afraid of them. Tess basically tells George whatever he wants to hear. She also is a constant nuisance to Jane who is also in love with George and has known him for a much longer time than Tess. Jane also loves weddings and has had her wedding planned out since she was a little girl. One of the details of her wedding was that she would wear her late mother's wedding dress. Tess ruins this idea because when she becomes engaged to George, she takes their mother's wedding dress and cuts it into pieces so she can use just the lace on her dress. Tess doesn't understand the importance of the dress to Jane. Along the way, Tess's relationship with George show Jane how he truly is, and leads her closer to her true love, Kevin. Jane loves her sister, just as Elizabeth does, but she often causes problems for her or becomes a nuisance, just like Lydia.

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    Sydney: "charm of Lady Catherine" is she charming?
    Chelsea K: Lady C's attitude makes it clear about why Bingley would not marry Jane.
    Lindsey & Sarah;Sarah/others; Darcy's conceit
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    meeting her.
    Bianca:

    Bianca/Dan/Joe/others:
    Are Lady
    Meg A: brings it into today -- point
    Liz and others: Lady C and Collins relationship
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  6. page Pride and Prejudice Volume II edited ... Lindsey & Sarah; Darcy's conceit not so bad after meeting her. Bianca: Are Lady C and Mrs…
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    Lindsey & Sarah; Darcy's conceit not so bad after meeting her.
    Bianca: Are Lady C and Mrs. Bennet alike?
    Meg A: brings it into today -- point
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    Chelsea K: Lady C's attitude makes it clear about why Bingley would not marry Jane.
    Lindsey & Sarah; Darcy's conceit not so bad after meeting her.
    Bianca: Are Lady C and Mrs. Bennet alike?
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    Sydney: "charm of Lady Catherine" is she charming?
    Chelsea K: Lady C's attitude makes it clear about why Bingley would not marry Jane.
    Lindsey:Lindsey & Sarah; Darcy's conceit
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