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Gothicism Phishbowl Honors 3rd
Date
Chapters
10-11 Names

Friday, Oct. 31


“Good Man is Hard to Find"

Questions:
1. What do you think the crime was that
The Misfit committed that he can't
remember?
2.Why do you think The Misfit shot the
grandmother after she told him that he
was one of her children?

3. What would be so appealing to The
Misfit to attack the barbeque place?
4. If the grandmother had not recognized
The Misfit, would he still have shot the
family?

I apologize for these being a little late, long story.

5. The Grandmother seems to be the main character
in this story. How much of the blame rests on her that
all ended up shot?

6. The grandmother seems to be Outcast by her only
family. Why is that?
7. The children mouth off to their grandmother at various
times. Why is there no remrimand from the parents?
8. The Mother says thr things in the story, "Where are they
taking him!""Come Here"(pg 5) "Yes thank you".(pg 6) What does this say
about the character she is portraying?
9. Why is the Mother not even named?
10. Whey Bailey goes off into the woods he reassures his
Mother but not his wife. Why?
11. Bailey goes on about a "predicament" almost as if the men
aren't already looking at the car. Why is this?
12. June Star says she is dissapointed that no one was killed while looking
her grandmother. Why?
13. The misfit has two quotes that are quite profound. "Lady, there never was
a body that give the undertaker a tip." and "Shut up Bobby Lee, there aint no real
pleasure in life." What do these quotes mean?
14. Both the Misfit and the Grandmother have trouble with remembering. What does
this simalarity symbolize?
15. The grandmother does not seem all there. Is she even sane?
Leader 1: Jason Keefer
Leader 2: Amanda Hathaway
Leader 3: Matt Arnold
Leader 4: Mitch Lueders
Leader 5:
Discusser 1: Jasmine Griffin
Discusser 2: Jenna Freedman

Discusser 3: Preston Kosiara
Discusser 4: Joe Selzer
Discusser 5: Becky Gutknecht
Discusser 6: Hillary Redmond
Monday, Nov. 3
“William Wilson” Lisa's Repsonses and Questions

Olivia's Questions:
1.Why didn't the two wilsons become friends? How would things have turned out differently if they had?
Even thought they were never really good friends, I think the first William Wilson admired and was jealous of the second William Wilson. The fact they were so similar but different made them clash instead of mesh. This applies to relationships today because sometimes it is harder to get along with people who are similar in personality to you.
2. Was the second Wilson a real person, or could he have been some figment of the real Wilsons imagination?
I don't think we will ever know for sure if there are two William Wilsons. Personally, It think the second William Wilson is a fragment of the imagination. I think all people have an imaginative person who represents who they want to be in life and I think we are constantly battling our desire to be a perfect person.
3.Was it possible that the two wilsons were really twins,and if this was so, why did the other wilson try to make his brother fail at everything he attempted throughout his life?
It is possible the two William Wilson's could be twins and were seperated at birth and never knew about eachother because the story does not give alot of background information. The second William Wilson could be secretly jealous of the first William and so tries to ruin his life.
Anna's Questions:
1. How is the Elizabethan house similar to "William Wilson?" (House and its host).
I think a big similarity between William Wilson and his school is the fact no one is really allowd to go out or in. I think this symbolizes William Wilson's conflict with the second William Wilson is an inner battle between himself and his personal expectations.
2. What is the significance of the narrator wanting us to know him as William Wilson (Son of Will)?
3. How is the act of killing ones other self, like in the Fall of the House of Usher, killing his twin, and how "William Wilson" killed his "twin" have an effect on the characters.
1. What are some characteristics that Wilson's house, the veil, and Usher's house seem to all have?
All of these Gothic stories seem be about inner conflicts. Perhaps one of the elements of Gothicism is the idea people's greatest enemies are themselves. The pastor must fight against the veil he himself put in place, Usher must fight against his sister who resembles him in many ways, and Wilson must fight against his very likeness. All of these stories reveal the battles we must fight inside ourselvelves and no matter which side wins we are still destroying a portion of ourselves.
2. Do you think the two Wilson's were both too alike or too different to become real friends?
3. If it really is his brother, why would he say it isn't?
4. Is this second Wilson really there, or is it just his way of explaining himself?
5. What kept Wilson from completly hating the other Wilson?
6. Would the narrators feelings towards the other Wilson have changed if they learned to know each other better?
7. Do you think the narrator is jealous of this boy who seems to be his twin?
8. Is the second Wilson really just a figment of the narrators imagination? I think that it is his jealousy, his envy, and him not thinking he is good enough.
Luke's Questions:
1. Does the house really represent the narrator of the story in "William Wilson" or could it represent someone else in the story? Who might the other person be?
2. Who could be considered the anime? The persona? The Shadow?

Lisa's Questions:
1. How does this story relate to the fact all people have multiple personalities based on their surroundings? 2.What does this story reveal about peer pressure and back-biting?
3.Has one of the William Wilsons achieved the superego state in Freud's levels?
4.What does this story argue about human nature? Can we overcome it or is it impossible to overcome?
5.What is this story suggesting about self-acceptance? In what ways do we hate ourselves?

Syllabus: Brief Analysis
1. Introduction of "Wilson" and his background where we learn about his school and that he feels superior to his classmates except for one, William Wilson.
2. Then we figure out that he does not like William Wilson but that "William Wilson" cannot hate the other William Wilson. "William Wilson" feels like William Wilson is superior to him and feels the need to get away from him after thinking that the night has changed Williams face.
3. Then, we figure out that "William Wilson" cannot escape William Wilson no matter how hard he tries, he goes to different schools all over but can never get away, until finally, "William Wilson" stabes William
Wilson and a mirror appears and he sees himself in the mirror. "In me didst thou exist--and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou hast murdered thyself."
Leader 1: Anna Kutateladze
Leader 2: Lisa Lukasiewicz
Leader 3: Luke Zafferani
Leader 4: Olivia Onofrio
Leader 5: Stephanie Folkman

Discusser 1: Tasha Pfeiffer
Discusser 2: Holly Bishop
Discusser 3: Selena Mayer

Discusser 4: Brian Cheney
Discusser 5: Jaclyn Arnold
Discusser 6: Phoebe Flynn

Wednesday, Nov. 5


“Rose for Emily”
Jordan's Questions:
1. Consider the juxtapose between the new generation and the old. Do the two mesh and form a unified group or do they dispute and cause a society of confusion and disorder?

2. Consider Emily and her house. What commanalities do they share. Is there a juxtaposition? If so, what new idea is spawned?

Louise's Questions
1. How did Faulkner use foreshadowing to create suspense in the story?
2. Why do you think that Faulkner decided to name the story "A Rose for Emily"? What examples from the story support it?
3. What were some symbols that you noticed? What could the sidewalks represent? Could the taxes have a deeper meaning?

Katherine's Questions
1. What's the role of the narrator in this story? Why does the narrator speak using "we?"
2. Why do you think Emily killed Homer?
3. What effect did Emily's father have on her and her life?

Erin's Questions
1. How does a rose relate to the story? How is it opposite of what the story is saying?
2. What kind of person was Emily? How does her house relate to her as a host?
3. How does this story relate to "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?

Lias questions:
What is the significance of Emilys gray hair?
When the story references the fallen monument is it referring to Emily or the house?
Did Emily actually kill Homer or did he die on his own?

Syllabus:
-The deaths of Emily's father, Homer, and Emily
-Some important things in the story (symbols, themes): Rose, Death, Taxes, the community vs. Emily

1. Emily's father dies. (Emily is hesistant to let the men take her father away.)
2. Homer Barron comes into the picture. (He is contracted to ork in the town)
3. The people in the town ask Emily's cousin to come to town.
4. The cousins come, and Homer leaves.
5. After the cousins leave, Homer comes back. (The constant buggie rides)
6. Emily buys poison, and Homer disappears.
7. An awful smell comes from Emily's house. (The apperant death of Homer)
8. Emily dies.
9. The town holds a funeral for her, and they find Homer's rotting dead body on Emily's bed along with one "iron strand of grey hair."
Leader 1: Jordan Hall
Leader 2: Katherine McAtee
Leader 3: Louise Betz
Leader 4: Erin Presta
Leader 5: Lia Palazzolo
Discusser 1: Sydney Streicher
Discusser 2: Emily Haskins

Discusser 3: Zach Herzog
Discusser 4: Serena Lundgren
Discusser 5: Chris Vanjonack
Discusser 6: Javon Moore