Monday, February 2nd
1. Time to review seminar prep notes while Ashley checks seminar prep completion
3. When not seminaring, you may refine or complete journals, or begin re-reading the novel you think you want to focus on for your literary analysis essay (The Stranger or your lit circle book).
The lit analysis essay question is the following:
"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." - Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
Does happiness really just mean living a pleasant life where your primary goal is to enjoy yourself? Is the pleasant life really the ultimate goal and the true sign of a purposeful, well-lived life? What about good health, wisdom, meaning in life, spirituality, creativity, authenticity, individuality, giving back to community, ambition, success, leaving a legacy beyond your time in a place or in a lifetime, etc.?
Select one factor (not necessarily from the list above) that you see as a marker of a well-lived life. Use evidence primarily from either The Stranger or your lit circle book as well as evidence from at least one other secondary source, to back up your claims.
Essentially, you are making an interpretation that is PRIMARILY based on the novel you choose about how the character(s) define happiness OR meaning and then either supporting or challenging that claim with evidence from a secondary source from the list below.
**IF there is another theme that stood out in your novel that you really want to explore in your essay that is not as directly tied to "happiness and meaning", feel free to run it by me!
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