Friday, November 15, 2013

The Essential Question in English 10A: START HERE

10A Important words within the ESSENTIAL QUESTION FOR THIS COURSE

es•sen•tial [i sénshəl] ADJECTIVE

1. necessary: of the highest importance for achieving something  "It's essential that we arrive on time."  "an essential ingredient"; 2. basic: being the most basic element or feature of something or somebody  "reinforcing the essential organizational framework" ; 3. defining: constituting the property or characteristic of something that makes it what it is

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"Harrison Bergeron" is a satirical, dystopia. 

Satire uses of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc,  Satires are literary compositions, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.

is a vision of an often futuristic society, which has developed into a negative version of Utopia, in which society has degraded into a repressive, controlled state. A dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government.