Romantic spirit

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How Romantic does it feel to you? Why?

THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US, LATE AND SOON,

by W. Wordsworth, 1802.

THE world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:

Little we see in Nature that is ours;

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

The Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be

A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;                         10

So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

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LELE – TRAVEL EXILE INITIATION

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HW –

1- How does this story fit in ‘travel, exile, initiation’?

2- How does it compare or relate to Lord of the Flies and Robinson Crusoe?

3- How is reality mixed with fiction? What is the effect on the reader?

4- Does Chris correspond to your vision of a romantic hero? Why? Why not?

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Vampires over time

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Watch the videos and answer the questions:

  • Which vampire scene do you find the scariest? Why? ( Comment using camera angles, actor’s performance, music, setting …)
  • Which vampire do you find the most charming? Why?
  • What is your favourite scene? Why?
  • Can you name 2 key elements of the setting that are used in most vampire scenes. What vampire feature do they reinforce? ( Power, animal side, human side, sex appeal…?)

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Wall of Fear // Asimov

LELE // Extract from The Naked Sun by Asimov, 1957.

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A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.

 

“Civilizations have always been pyramidal in structure. As one climbs toward the apex of the social edifice, there is increased leisure and increasing opportunity to pursue hapiness. As one climbs, one finds also fewer and fewer people to enjoy this more and more. Invariably, there is a preponderance of the dispossessed. And remember this, no matter how well off the bottom layers of the pyramid might be on an absolute scale, they are always dispossessed in comparison with the apex.”

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Down and Out

When you describe a place with adjectives corresponding to human beings you create a personification. In Orwell’s eyes poor Parisian people look like the street they live in, they give their identity to the streets and buildings > people OWN the street / the street belongs to the people. “I sketch this scene’ > to sketch = to draw : faire un croquis

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Minority Report

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1- List 5 items and/or concepts of new technology in the film that was memorable to you. * items= elements

Spiders to check people’s privacy / identity > SPY- ders which spy on your every move.

They can identify you / by checking your retina > EYE-dentity.

2- What are pre-cogs? What do pre-cogs do?

They predict / foresee crimes before they are committed. They are 3 human beings who look like androids / they are kept in a blue pool, they are creepy.


3-  What is the name of the Police Force John Anderton works for?It’s called PRE-CRIME as if they could stop crimes before they were committed.
4- What are the people they arrest guilty of?

They are gulti of the intention to commit a crime / of intending to commit a crime.

5- What must somebody get changed to change their identity? What does it reveal about the society they live in?

He / She must change his / her eyes.


6- Would you like to live in this world? Why? Why not? Justify with 2 elements.

Not really, though it may look safe and perfect, privacy and Huuman rights are at stake. No habeas Corpus (présomption d’innocence)
7- Does the world of Minority Report correspond to a Utopia or Dystopia? Why?

At first sight it can look like a utopia as the society is safe and everyone seems to enjoy great living conditions with flying cars and personified ads but then we realize that ideal living conditions are flawed with a powerful police / scientific invention which is creepy and deprives people of their fantasies or intentions.