Historical/ Biographical Lens
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Historical/ Biographical Lens
Historical/ Biographical LensMr. Sultan - LENS #3You have completed: * Readers Response* Formalism WHAT IS ITKNOWING THE HISTORY, CONTEXT, OR EXPERIENCE OF THE AUTHOR GIVES deeper MEANING TO THE MESSAGE BEING CONVEYED. Where do you think this LENS could provide the most meaning? Examples of where the lens is most used.(SHARED IN CLASS)NovelsVideosSongsArtNewsprint/ MediaScholarly Journal Articles (especially if something historically has happened, and has engaged a lot of people into research about it)Songs, Music videos, Poetry, Novels, Biographies, Art. 3Michael JacksonOne of the most successful entertainers of all time.Has been performing since he was 7 years old (Jackson 5 and solo)Controversial for: Unknown sexualityEccentric Behaviour Cases and accusations of child molestationTax Evasion and Record Company IssuesSkin defection, plastic surgery, and raceIncessant invasion of privacy by paparazzi and tabloids Considered the greatest entertainer to ever live, however has fans and enemies alikeANALYSIS OF THE VIDEOS & SONGSFeel free to check them out on the class website. Notice the use of:Tabloid images that are directly related to Michaels life.Images of actual companions in life (Bubbles, Elizabeth Taylor)Images of insanity Directly speaking to accusations of various kinds (song)HOW ONE ANALYSES THIS
Something sticks out!A city name...A saying or sloganThe mentioning of a law or rule that seems very foreignYou just get this notion this is about someone or something!HOW ONE ANALYSES THIS
Something sticks out!A city name...A saying or sloganThe mentioning of a law or rule that seems very ______You just get this notion this is about someone or something!
HOW ONE ANALYSES THIS
Online ResearchScholarly JournalsOther Art MaterialsVideo/Print Materials
=BETTER UNDERSTANDINGMR. SULTANS OWN EXAMPLESIGGIES HOUSE by Judy BlumeTo read about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggie%27s_HouseBiographical/ Historical Components: Antagonism towards integration of black families in typically white neighbourhoodsOvert racism was acceptableIntroduction to White Flight
The Rap Artist Nas album: Life is Good
Track that explains feelings about divorce: Bye Baby by Nas f/ GuyHe was truly in love, he doesnt really know how or why things messed up as hard as they did. He tried to give you the best, because he was truly in love.He still looks at the memories you had and shared, and loved/ cherished them. He truly loved what they had. The divorce took a lot out of him, but he doesnt regret it. He tried to do the right thing, and hopes one day he will get it right.Closure
How to write it in an argumentLets look at this poem: The Cross by Langston HughesMy old man's a white old man And my old mother's black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in hell, I'm sorry for that evil wish And now I wish her well. My old man died in a fine big house. My ma died in a shack. I wonder where I'm gonna die, Being neither white nor black?
Interracial ParentsCursing his parents didnt live with them?Parents died separately not togetherWhat was going on?Research the issues that Indira Gandhis government brought to India during the 1970s. 12An exampleBased on the questions and regrets shared in the poem The Cross, it can be assumed that Langston Hughes was writing from the perspective of a mixed-race orphan. Thesis!
What I will do: Analyze the time Langston Hughes was alive (early 1900s) and what was the historic significance of being a mixed race child at that time. Mr. Sultan found that for you through the HYPODESCENT article. Argument: Being a mixed race child, the character of this poem may have been put up for adoption. Find a journal on it!Is what you would normally do.READ WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HELP ME FIND HOW I COULD PROVE THIS IS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ORPHAN
Come back tomorrow:
Have the evidence and answer as to how you can prove that this famous author was writing from the perspective of an OPRHAN
Create another argument to support this thesis, formalist or biographical/ historical