WORLD LITERATURE Friday, December 9, 2011 Powerpoint adapted from Ms. Macchiarella ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE Today’s Agenda Warm-up 1. Warm-up • What are traits or behaviors of “good” people? 2. Organize levels of “good” and levels of “bad” 3. Dante introduction • What are traits or behaviors of “bad” or “evil” people? 4. HOMEWORK: Remember to bring literature books to next class. Yes, this is an assignment for you to have them with you at the start of class. • Examples: cheating, helping others/practicing charity TODAY’S LEARNING TARGETS 1. To establish necessary background knowledge to understand the big ideas of Dante’s Inferno 2. Why Dante’s Inferno? It is one of the most classic pieces of literature. 3. Through our brief overview, you will work to recognize some allusions, identify some symbolism, and apply the concepts of the hero’s journey SORTING ACTIVITY • Take the ideas of “good” people or behavior and “bad” people or behavior and consider levels of these by cutting them apart and sorting • Sort the good from good to best • Sort the bad from bad to worst • Discuss and share: • What is your order and why? • Should there be rewards for the good and punishment for the bad? If so, how do you decide what the rewards and punishments should be? DANTE AND HIS WORLD Dante (1265-1321) Italian Elected political official and poet Exiled from Florence in 1302 when his political party was overthrown after a street brawl turned in to civil war • His Divine Comedy can be viewed as an allegory of his own journey through life, but it also reflects his political and social commentary, like George Orwell’s Animal Farm is. • • • • (He names people in his work, some from further in the past and some from his own time, and not in a good way in The Inferno.) • The World of Dante in visual display BACKGROUND ON DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY 1. Finished in 1321 2. Written in Italian (the common language) and not Latin as most writing of the time was. Why is this important? • Dante read in Italian by Roberto Benigni 3. Why is it called a comedy when it isn’t funny at all? 4. Three parts: The Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso 5. Musical summary of Dante's Divine Comedy KEY TERMS TO UNDERSTAND • Limbo • purgatory VISUALS TO ACCOMPANY THE TEXT VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS • Interactive Map 1 • Interactive Map 2 • Illustrations of Gustav Dore • Paintings of Yates Thompson The Forest, Illustration by Gustav Dore http://donaldsweblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/ohangst.html http://www.vogliosapere.org/wpcontent/uploads/Dante-s-inferno.jpg http://www.italnet.nd.edu/Dante/images/tp1568/15 68.inf1.wc.150dpi.jpeg HOMEWORK • Bring your literature textbook to class. • Set an alarm in your phone or write it in your planner. Don’t forget.