How do authors incorporate ethical dilemmas for social commentary?
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This lesson involves recognizing how Aldous Huxley uese Shakespearian quotes in the text, Brave New World, to reveal information about the character, John the Savage.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Divide students into small groups (two or three students) and spend class time on the computer conducting mini-research on Shakespearian plays. Each group will be asked to web research one quote from Shakespeare which John the Savage uses in Brave New World. (Differentiation: Quotes can be teacher assigned or students can select five to ten that they determine to be the most significant.)
For example, students can research to answer the following questions about a Shakespeare quote included in the book:
Sample Quote from Chapter 12:
"Oh! She doth teach the torches to burn bright.
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night,
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear…"
Students can write down answers and/or present their findings after researching. Writing format can vary, but should be clear and coherent. These questions can also be used to guide class discussion and commentary.
What does the ability to manipulate language add to the human experience?
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