How do authors incorporate ethical dilemmas for social commentary?
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For college and career readiness, students need to comprehend literature and poetry independently and proficiently. In this lesson, students will read and analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 129 and compare it to Brave New World in order to write explanatory essay. In their writing, students will compare and contrast the perspective of the speaker in the poem to John and Lenina in Brave New World. They will need to carefully consider what is stated versus what is meant in each case. Their analysis should cite text-based evidence to explain the truth or fallacy of each perspective and how it relates to the essential question of the unit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and/or for captioned/described video when selecting texts, novels, video and/or other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions on Maryland Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org.
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Shakespeare Sonnet 129
Learning outcome: Students will analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 129 and compare it to previously read chapters in Brave New World in order to write an explanatory essay.
Read the following sonnet by William Shakespeare, and consider its meaning. Compare and contrast the perspective of the speaker in the poem to John and Lenina in Brave New World. Carefully consider what is stated versus what is meant in each case. Write an explanatory essay that explains the truth or fallacy of each perspective and how it relates to the essential question of the unit. Make sure to cite appropriate text based evidence to support the analysis.
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