2 Analyze the pictures in activity 1 and discuss these questions with a partner.
a What are the purposes of a wall?
Professor/a, espera-se que os/as estudantes mencionem que muros são estruturas de concreto construídas para cercar, dividir, defender ou proteger determinada área de elementos externos.
b Are there any figurative meanings that can be created with this word? Explain. Professor/a, espera-se que os/as estudantes percebam que é possível usar as palavras “muro”, “muralha” e afins com um sentido figurado de “barreira” em expressões como “construir uma muralha em torno de si” e “erguer muros entre as pessoas”, entre outras. Alguns significados possíveis estão relacionados a um isolamento do mundo externo como um mecanismo de proteção e/ou defesa contra situações negativas que possam vir do contato com o exterior.
3 Have you ever heard the song “Another Brick in the Wall — Part 2”, by the English band Pink Floyd? Do you know what it is about?Respostas pessoais. Página 65
4 Read a short description of Pink Floyd’s albumThe Walland answer the questions in pairs.
The Wall is the eleventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is the last studio album released with the classic lineup of guitarist David Gilmour, bassist/lyricist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason before Wright left the band. Released as adouble album on 30 November 1979, it was supported by a tour with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a 1982 feature film, Pink Floyd – The Wall. The album features the band’s only single to be number one on various charts, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”.
As with Pink Floyd’s previous three albums, The Wall is a concept album and explores themes of abandonment and personal isolation. The album is a rock opera that follows Pink, a character whom Waters modelled after himself and the band’s original leader, Syd Barrett. Pink’s life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall. Waters conceived the album during Pink Floyd’s 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when his frustration with the audience became so acute that he imagined a wall between the audience and the stage.