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Sunday, October 30

  1. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... authors such as Grahame Green, Morris West, James Joyce (Ulysses), Shakespeare, Charles Dicken…
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    authors such as Grahame Green, Morris West, James Joyce (Ulysses), Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
    songs about challenge by Bob Dylan (The Hurricane, Oxford Town, etc.), The Beatles (Eight Days a Week), Bon Jovi (You Give Love a Bad Name)
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    Sylvia Plath, etc.
    Here is a list of all the allusions in the novel:
    Artists:
    Bob Dylan
    Salvador Dali
    Joan of Arc
    Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder (Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil)
    Jimi Hendrix
    Raskolnikov
    The Proclaimers “Five Hundred Miles”
    David Helfgott
    The Ramones
    The Beatles
    Stories/Authors:
    Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
    Sylvia Plath: Bell Jar
    Morris West: The Clowns of God
    Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory
    James Joyce: Ulysses
    Shakespeare: Macbeth
    Movies:
    Cool Hand Luke: Paul Newman
    Mr. Roberts (musical)
    Roman Holiday: Audrey Hepburn
    The Dirty Dozen: Lee Marvin
    The Suitcase: Pablo Sanchez
    Ben-Hur
    Chariots of Fire
    Cat Ballou

    Here are some of the important themes and ideas we have studied in class with quotes to support:
    The meaning and value of aspirations
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    Use references from the texts to support your ideas
    Follow the correct structure and conventions for an analytical essay
    *You must discuss your choice of texts to compare with The Messenger before you commence this option.**
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  2. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... Draft due: Monday 7th November Final due: Friday 11th November Option A Zusak references …
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    Draft due: Monday 7th November
    Final due: Friday 11th November
    Option A
    Zusak references many other texts in his novel The Messenger. In an 800 word essay, discuss the significance of a minimum of 3 literary allusions to the development of some ideas and themes in the novel.
    In your essay you must:
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    Write in an accurate and fluent style.
    Here are some of the literary allusions in the novel:
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    Stir Crazy,
    Ben Hur
    authors such as Grahame Green, Morris West, James Joyce (Ulysses), Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
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    ‘There’s only one thing I want…To want.’
    ‘I love the laughter of this night. Our footsteps run and I don’t want them to end … For now, just let us run. We run straight through the laughter of the night.’
    Option B
    Choose a novel and film adaptation OR a text that has close links to The Messenger by Markus Zusak and write an 800 word essay that explores the connections between the texts.
    Identify the significant relationships between the texts - characters, themes, settings, contexts, style
    Demonstrate a sound understanding of the texts
    Use references from the texts to support your ideas
    Follow the correct structure and conventions for an analytical essay

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  3. page Intertextual Study edited ... intertextual references within texts (texts that make explicit or implied references to other …
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    intertextual references within texts (texts that make explicit or implied references to other texts)
    ways in which they, as readers, make intertextual connections based on their previous experiences of texts or their own experiences and beliefs.
    Choose a novel and film adaptation OR a text that has close links to The Messenger by Markus Zusak and write an 800 word essay that explores the connections between the texts.
    Identify the significant relationships between the texts - characters, themes, settings, contexts, style
    Demonstrate a sound understanding of the texts
    Use references from the texts to support your ideas
    Follow the correct structure and conventions for an analytical essay

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    6:09 pm
  4. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... Write in an accurate and fluent style. Here are some of the literary allusions in the novel: …
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    Write in an accurate and fluent style.
    Here are some of the literary allusions in the novel:
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    Hand Luke, Ben Hur,See no Evil, Hear no evil, Stir CrazyCrazy,
    Ben Hur

    authors such as Grahame Green, Morris West, James Joyce
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    Bon Jovi (You Give Love a Bad Name)
    poetry by Sylvia Plath, etc.
    Here are some of the important themes and ideas we have studied in class with quotes to support:
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    5:25 pm
  5. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... To be loved by Audrey Summative Assessment Draft due: Monday 7th November Final due: Frida…
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    To be loved by Audrey
    Summative Assessment
    Draft due: Monday 7th November
    Final due: Friday 11th November

    Zusak references many other texts in his novel The Messenger. In an 800 word essay, discuss the significance of a minimum of 3 literary allusions to the development of some ideas and themes in the novel.
    In your essay you must:
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    5:10 pm
  6. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... Zusak references many other texts in his novel The Messenger. In an 800 word essay, discuss th…
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    Zusak references many other texts in his novel The Messenger. In an 800 word essay, discuss the significance of a minimum of 3 literary allusions to the development of some ideas and themes in the novel.
    In your essay you must:
    ...
    important literary allusionsallusions, and explain
    Follow the correct structure and conventions of an analytical essay
    Use references from the text to support your ideas
    Write in an accurate and fluent style.
    Some guidelines to help you on your way.Here are some of the literary allusions in the novel:
    films such as Cool Hand Luke, Ben Hur, Stir Crazy
    authors such as James Joyce (Ulysses), Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
    songs about
    challenge
    by
    challenge by Bob Dylan
    poetry by Sylvia Plath, etc.
    Here are some of the important themes and ideas we have studied in class with quotes to support:
    The meaning and value of aspirations
    Ed thinks he’s a ‘nobody’.
    ‘Now'Now you’re somebody
    ‘You’re a dead man.’
    Love and the need to be selfless in love
    ‘You can kill a man with those words.’
    But'But he knows
    ‘Believe it or not – it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.’
    The need to break free from social class
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  7. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... To be loved by Audrey Summative Assessment Zusak references many other texts in his novel T…
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    To be loved by Audrey
    Summative Assessment
    Zusak references many other texts in his novel The Messenger. In an 800 word essay, discuss the significance of a minimum of 3 literary allusions to the development of some ideas and themes in the novel.
    In your essay you must:
    Identify what you consider to be the important literary allusions and explain why Zusak has included these texts.
    Follow the correct structure and conventions of an analytical essay
    Use references from the text to support your ideas
    Write in an accurate and fluent style.
    Some guidelines to help you on your way.
    films such as Cool Hand Luke, Ben Hur, Stir Crazy
    authors such as James Joyce (Ulysses), Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
    songs about
    challenge
    by Bob Dylan (The Hurricane, Oxford Town, etc.), The Beatles (Eight Days a Week), Bon Jovi
    poetry by Sylvia Plath, etc.
    Here are some of the important themes and ideas we have studied in class with quotes to support:
    The meaning and value of aspirations
    Ed thinks he’s a ‘nobody’.
    ‘Now you’re somebody Ed.’
    ‘You’re a dead man.’
    Love and the need to be selfless in love
    ‘You can kill a man with those words.’
    But he knows that Audrey has her reasons and that ‘she just can’t do that sort of thing with me.’
    ‘Believe it or not – it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.’
    The need to break free from social class
    ‘kind of like everyone’s dirty secret’
    ‘You don’t do that sort of thing around here.’
    ‘It’s not the place, I think. It’s the people.’
    The need to enjoy life and accept its reality
    ‘If I’m ever going to be okay, I’ll have to earn it.’
    ‘There’s only one thing I want…To want.’
    ‘I love the laughter of this night. Our footsteps run and I don’t want them to end … For now, just let us run. We run straight through the laughter of the night.’

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    4:32 pm
  8. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... Allow herself to love To be loved by Audrey Summative Assessment
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    Allow herself to love
    To be loved by Audrey
    Summative Assessment
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    3:57 pm

Wednesday, October 26

  1. page The Messenger by Markus Zusak edited ... Here is the worksheet for Thursday's Lessons 1 and 2. If finished read the above interview wit…
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    Here is the worksheet for Thursday's Lessons 1 and 2. If finished read the above interview with Markus Zusak.
    {The Messenger.docx}
    This table was created by Ms Grear and will help you in this unit:
    Ed’s Messages - Revision
    Character
    What Ed Gives
    What Ed Gets
    DIAMONDS
    PROTECTION
    Milla
    Company, love and closure
    Confidence to face Edgar St.
    He is loved
    Sophie
    Freedom and confidence
    Confidence to face Edgar St.
    Beauty & purity
    Edgar St.
    Safety and caring
    Confidence – physical and mental, toughness
    CLUBS
    BELONGING
    Father O’Reilly
    Parish, community & brother
    Lust for life, faith in himself
    Angie Caruso
    Something of her own & belonging in her own family
    Satisfaction
    Gavin Rose
    Unity and brotherhood
    Physical confidence through sacrifice
    SPADES
    DIGGING DEEP
    Tatupa Family
    Christmas lights – something little that meant a lot
    Family love, appreciation of simple things & beauty
    Ma
    Chance to be honest about her feelings for Ed
    Truth about his Ma’s view of himself and family secrets
    Bernie
    To relive his youth for a moment
    A date with Audrey
    HEARTS
    LOVE/ FRIENDSHIP/ FEELINGS
    Ritchie
    Self-honesty, motivation (“to want”)
    Self-honesty,
    Better friendship
    Marv
    Courage & chance to be more emotionally open.
    Satisfaction of seeing friend happy & a deeper friendship
    Audrey
    Allow herself to love
    To be loved by Audrey

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    6:17 pm
  2. page Intertextual Study edited Intertextual Study Students reflect on their understanding of intertextuality by: analysing th…

    Intertextual Study
    Students reflect on their understanding of intertextuality by:
    analysing the relationships between texts, or
    demonstrating how their knowledge of other texts has influenced the creation of their own texts.
    When analysing or creating texts to show their understanding of intertextuality, students may also consider:
    intertextual references within texts (texts that make explicit or implied references to other texts)
    ways in which they, as readers, make intertextual connections based on their previous experiences of texts or their own experiences and beliefs.

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    6:15 pm

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