Examine three of the works you have read and compare the authors’ ideas, regarding the idea of Destiny. Is Destiny something we can control, as in Manifest Destiny? Or, is the idea of making your own destiny antithetical to the Idea of Destiny itself? How can free will and destiny co-exist? What do the writers and artists have to say about this? Use specific textual evidence to substantiate your ideas.
Which was it: the lady or the tiger? Explain. Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the text.
In your opinion, which destiny philosophy does the author (Frank Stockton) support? Explain. Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the text.
Choose 2 of the 4 texts we’ve read so far. Draw a Venn diagram and compare & contrast the author’s views on destiny. Try to come up with at least 3 items for each section.
“The Lady, or the Tiger?”
Thus far, we have read 5 texts that touch on destiny. Today we will read several poems and look at songs that speak about destiny. Why do you think our society has such a preoccupation with fate? Is it something that normally preoccupies your mind? Explain.
Share your thoughts about the TPCASTT method. Like? Dislike? Useful? Good parts? Bad parts? Suggestions for improvement?
What is an allegory and why would an author use one?
Tell me what you already know about writing essays.
What role does music play in our lives? Explain. Why do you think it does so?
Tell me all your thoughts on this essay:
Why should we write this essay?
Does it matter what these texts say about destiny?
What do you feel you have learned from this process?