--Take notes on Antigone's family tree and Freud's Oedipus Complex theory.
--Read Antigone: up through page 764 by Thursday & finish by Friday.
--Answer: Who is most prideful & stubborn -- Creon or Antigone? What similarities can you see between Medea and Antigone?
--Begin trials of Antigone & Medea:
Should Antigone be imprisoned for burying her brother?
Defense Attorneys (no): Luke & Hasset
Prosecutors (yes): Tia & Taylor
Witnesses: Kaysi, Lea, Monjima, Sarah
Is Medea guilty only because of insanity?
Defense Attorneys (yes): Laura & Angelica
Prosecutors (no): Dominic & David
Witnesses: Maurice, Jovann, Jennifer, Morgan
1. Prosecutor Opening Statement
2. Defense Opening Statement
3. Prosecutor Examines 1st Witness
4. Defense Cross-Examines 1st Witness
5. Prosecutor Examines 2nd Witness
6. Defense Cross-Examines 2nd Witness
7. Prosecutor Examines 3rd Witness
8.Defense Cross-Examines 3rd Witness
9.Prosecutor Examines 4th Witness
10. Defense Cross-Examines 4th Witness
11. Defense Closing Statement
12. Prosecutor Closing Statement
1. Each segment in the trial's order must be less than 4 minutes.
2. Attorneys cannot ask leading questions. Example:
Leading Question: "During the conversation, didn't the defendant declare that he would not deliver the merchandise?"
Appropriate Question: "Will you state what, if anything, the defendant said during this conversation, relating to the delivery of the merchandise?"
3. Attorneys cannot badger witnesses by insulting them or forcing them to answer a certain way.
4. Attorneys cannot ask compound questions (which use "and" & "or" . Example:
Compound Question: "Did you determine the crash's cause from witnesses and skidmarks on the road?"
Appropriate Question: "Did witnesses help you determine the crash's cause? Did the skidmarks on the road help you determine the crash's cause?"
5. Attorneys cannot ask narrative questions. Example:
Narrative Question: "Please tell us all of the conversations you had with X before X started the job."
Appropriate Question: "What did you say to X about X?"
6. Attorneys may bring physical pieces of evidence, stating for example, "Your Honor, I offer this (document/item) into evidence as Plaintiff's Exhibit A."
To earn 100%, you must:
--reiterate a clear thesis statement
--be insightful about the characters' personalities, motives, and backgrounds beyond what we discussed in class (research related Greek stories, postpartum depression, insanity pleas, & civil disobedience)
--speak clearly, emotionally, and grammatically correct
--be in full costume and appear authentic
--Finish watching The Great Debaters.
--Read two speeches from the film and identify 6 rhetorical devices in the speeches.
--With the opponent that Ms. Miller pairs you with, decide on a debate topic and write your speech. The speech must include the 9 organization elements, 5 rhetorical devices, 1 vocabulary word, and proper speaking style. You will receive 2 grades -- 1 for the written speech and 1 for your speaking style.
Organization & Rhetorical Elements
9. Memorable Statement
10. Rhetorical Question
11. Aphorism from Famous Person
13. Use Opponent's Words Against Him/Her
15. Vocabulary (at least 1 of our vocabulary words)
Grading Scale for Written Speech:
100% - 14-15 elements
85% - 12-12 elements
75% - 9-10 elements
70% - 7-8 elements
50% - 0-6 elements
Grading Scale for Speaking Style:
To receive 100%, you must
--enunciate/articulate your words & not mumble or use fillers like "uh" and "like"
--use proper grammar and no slang
--speak with appropriate speed, not too fast or slow
--be enthusiastic and/or emotional
--appear comfortable, look at the audience periodically, & use appropriate gestures
Speech is due Monday, Oct. 17!