LELE – the Eye & The I

Lesson docs  to print!

 

 

  • How do words and images interact?
  • Are metaphors more powerful than images?
  • How does the combination of both text and images question the conventions of writing and painting?

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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.”

Lesson notes below!

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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

Lesson doc to Print here! minorityreport

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.

Eye & I – Making meaning out of the past with Stephen Fry.

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Making meaning out of the past.

Print / Read Extract from Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry HERE 

Listen to the extract here

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Summary

Significant event – when S. F. was supposed to give a test result doc to a teacher and he got scared hid it and lied about it. He got scared / intimidated by the teacher and the class who stared at him so at first he panicked. But then he became over-confident as he started to lie.

Style & Analysis

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W. Wells Brown’s autobiography.

Facts

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  • This text is about a slave escaping from the South who goes to Canada where slavery was abolished in 1834.

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  • W. Wells Brown was born in 1814. For 12  or 15 days he stayed at his friend and recovered from a cold. He chose the same name as his Quaker friend. He travelled from Ohio to Cleveland and finally to Canada where he became a lecturer and a famous abolitionist.
  • In 1843 he joined the New York Anti-slavery society and in 1847 he published his autobiography thanks to which he stood up for African American’s rights to freedom.
  • He died in 1884.

William Wells Brown decide to honour his roots so he keeps his first name William but he adds the family name of his Quaker friend Wells Brown.

He was around 20 or 30 years old when he escaped.

He is adventurous, determined, fearless and bold.

His Quaker friend was helpful so he doesn’t hate white people.

Instead of criticizing White people, he stands up against slavery.

He writes his autobiography so that history doesn’t repeat itself.

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Reacting / vocab by NourEddine, Imane & Camille 

  • to relate to = to echo / mirror: correspond to / avor des points communs avec 
  • a witness : un témoin / to witness : être témoin de 
  • to be free from … : être libre 
  • a testimony # testimonial # witness account 
  • to make people aware of sthg / to spread the word / share a message

Interpreting by Bilaly, Maël and Serge // Reacting by NourEddine, Imane & Camille 

We think William Wells Brown  has made the right decision to escape to Canada to be free. He understands he is free now but the situation is dangerous for him in America. So he tries to go to Canada because it is a country which supportS the abolition slavery . He doesn’t want to be caught so it ‘s dangerous. That’s why he hides at his Quaker friend . This is the first time he feels free but it seems strange for him because he still feels like he is a slave and he has to hide .

We can say that he changed his name because it is a slave’s name. Maybe he wants to change his past, or to protect himself from his slave-master. He needs a name to write his own story and enter History.