Still-Rather-Timid wrote:DeppLovesBananahs wrote:DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:DeppLovesBananahs wrote:DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Hannah, there are no points taken off, ever!
YAY. My Stephen King Corn line STANDS.
sar, thanks for agreeing with me, I do hope English gets more fun down the road, my teacher right now likes Brad Pitt. I brought JD quotes to class because she gives extra credits for quotes for the daily journal response to the quote. And she told me she loves Brad Pitt. And I also gave her a Charlie Chaplin quote and she was like, oh I didn't know he had quotes and I was like, yeah apparently he talks.
sar, that is one of the best comebacks I have ever heard. "Apparently he talks...)
Twas my comeback, tis ok, I go by sar when I double as a comedian on thursday nights. I do hope its ok to use old english on the zone.
So, DLB, I guess your English teacher has never heard of the speech Charlie gives at the end of The Great Dictator! Well, what can you expect from a Brad Pitt fan?
I have never taught F&LILV in my English class, but a couple of weeks ago we were reading a descriptive essay about weddings in Las Vegas, written around the same time as F&LILV, and the author referred to Las Vegas as the most "allegorical" of American cities, so I pounced on that as a good vocabulary word (as we English teachers do), and asked the students what it meant. No one was sure, so I explained it meant that the city represented a deeper idea or had a symbolic significance, and then I said, "I'm sure some of you know that Hunter S. Thompson called his novel F&LILV 'A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream,' so he obviously thought Las Vegas was allegorical, too!" I could see a couple of the students' (both male) faces light up at that. I used Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as an example today to teach pronoun reference.
The students must think I am losing my mind!
Whish my english teacher would use Johnny references, He relates everything back to Moulin Rouge, becasue he had an extra's part, only none of us have ever seen him. He is really up himself. Oh well, my drama teacher likes FALILV and Johnny, I made him watch FN and he told me the sext day that he cried... I was so touched.