Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!

Take another look at Zora Neale Hurston's short story Sweat. There's really a lot going on in this piece. The questions in our book will help you get at things. Blog 1-3, 5-8 (we talked briefly about 4 in class).

For number 9, write a bit about what she is saying about how men should be. Pay special attention to her "Greek Chorus" on the porch of Joe Clarke's shop.

Enjoy the sunshine, but be glad it isn't so hot that "The heat streamed down like a million hot arrows, smiting all things living upon the earth. Grass withered, leaves browned, snakes went blind in shedding and men and dogs went mad." :)

On a completely unrelated note, they were just able to scan and reproduce the wax record that has Alexander Graham Bell's voice on it. So, for the first time outside his century, we know what he sounded like.

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