-We did a slight recap on eugenics & genetic modification. We also touched on hynopaedia and how it’s used in modern times (commercials as well as music).
-We’re beginning to learn more about comparative analysis
-We did a freewrite on how the painting “American Progress” compares/contrasts to progress in “There Will Come Soft Rains.”
-For “American Progress,” we said that progress comes at the expense of others. For “There Will Come Soft Rain,” we said that progress came to a halt. We also said that it was automated and it led to that apocalypse.
-There was group work discussing the short story. We talked about the setting, characters (and the lack of), the use of personification, the conflict of the story, and the theme.
-The influence of people is seen throughout the story, even if there actually are no people anymore.
Next Class the Pre-Draft for Essay #1 i