Bellringer May 28 In your notes: How is Major Kong being made fun of by his riding the nuclear weapon to the ground? What part of the military is he a symbol for? ANY “MISSING” Assignments are due by 2:15 tomorrow, Friday May 29th. You’ve had plenty of time to get these done. It’s ridiculous. Go ahead and pay your taxes a month late and see what happens to you. NOW THAT THE FILM IS OVER Some little extra tidbits for you: Look at the names: General Turgidson-Turgid means swollen or full of pressure Group Capt. Mandrake-a mandrake root is said to grow where a hanged man…um…”drops his seed” Pres. Merkin Muffley-a merkin is a wig for…down there. The last name…well…you can probably infer what that is. Gen. Jack Ripper-Do I need to spell it out? Fine, Jack the Ripper killed prostitutes in England. Premier Kissoff-Really? Col. Bat Guano-This translates to Bat S#%T in Spanish, which is generally only said in reference to insanity Have you noticed any patterns? CHARACTER CHART It is too easy to say that the theme of this movie is that nuclear war is absurd. We need to take a closer look at what the director thinks makes nuclear war absurd. Take the information from the viewing guide and combine it with the information about the names we just looked at. Fill in the chart for each character. PUT IT ALL TOGETHER LQ: How does Stanley Kubrick use satire to construct his argument about the dangers of nuclear war? Your response is DUE MONDAY, June 1. Next Week’s schedule PD 1 and 3 Monday B1 day: – wrapping up Satire activities and Reflection assignment (this is a grade) Wednesday A1 day: CLASS Activity for FINAL EXAM. This is a mandatory activity which is a part of the final exam. If you miss it, you must come during another period to take part in the activity. Friday B1 Day: YOUR FINAL EXAM. It is a performance task (Like the Milgram/Stanford performance task). There are several questions which are graded and then the task, which is the major grade. You don’t get extra time. You have to finish it all during the class. Next Week’s schedule PD 5 Monday B1 day: – wrapping up Satire activities and Reflection assignment (this is a grade) Wednesday A1 day: wrapping up Satire continued – we are still doing work and having class!!! Be here!! Not optional!!! Friday B1 Day: CLASS Activity for FINAL EXAM. This is a mandatory activity which is a part of the final exam. If you miss it, you must come during another period to take part in the activity. Tuesday June 9th: Your final exam is the first exam period. Be here.