Symbolism and Chocolate Cake For Breakfast

“All three of us like chocolate cake for breakfast. Mom had never allowed it with ham and eggs, but Darry let Soda and me talk him into it. We really didn’t have to twist his arm; Darry loves chocolate cake as much as we do. Sodapop always makes sure there’s some in the icebox every night and if there isn’t he cooks one up real quick. I like Darry’s cakes better; Sodapop always puts too much sugar in the icing” (Hinton 104-105).

Remember what symbolism is? A symbol is something that stands for something you can’t see. The American flag is a symbol of freedom, patriotism, liberty, etc. A heart is associated with love.

Based on what you have read on these pages, what do you think chocolate cake symbolizes? (one paragraph)

Students, what would you love to have for breakfast but are not allowed to have? (one paragraph)

What is your absolute favorite breakfast meal? (one paragraph)

 

 

Exploring Theme in The Outsiders ~ Friendship

Students, this week we are exploring the theme of friendship and how it applies to The Outsiders.
Please listen to the lyrics in the above video.
What is the story in the song? Be specific and detailed.
Can you find an example of friendship between two characters in the story so far where a connection to this song can be made?
Pull some of the lyrics directly from this song and tell us how they relate to these characters in the story.

Be sure that the song title is capitalized and enclosed within quotation marks. Any lines from the song that you use for discussion must be within quotation marks.
Three quality paragraphs

Exploring Theme in The Outsiders ~ Forbidden Love


(From the movie Help!)

We are working our way towards the “What’s in your iDevice?” project with out first discussion on the theme of forbidden love in The Outsiders.

Can you tell me what your definition of forbidden love is?

Students please listen carefully to the lyrics in the above videos and then answer the following:
Why might the Greasers relate to Elvis Presley and the Socs to The Beatles?
Discuss how these two songs relate to the theme of forbidden love. What is each song about?
Can you explain the theme of forbidden love to two characters in the story so far?

Four quality paragraphs, please.

The Outsiders

I only mean that most greasers do things like that, just like we wear our hair long and dress in blue jeans and T-shirts, or leave our shirttails out and wear leather jackets and tennis shoes or boots. I’m not saying that either Socs or greasers are better; that’s just the way things are (Hinton 3).

Students, what does it mean to be an outsider?

What does it mean to be an individual?

Is it more important to be part of the “group” than to be an individual?

When you meet someone your age for the first time, what do you notice?

If someone was meeting you for the first time, what three qualities would you want them to notice?

Please reflect on all these questions in a good quality paragraph. I expect all of you to be respectful of one another’s comments.

Chocolate Cake For Breakfast ~ Themes Of Friendship And Social Ostracism

chocolatecake

All three of us like chocolate cake for breakfast. Mom had never allowed it with ham and eggs, but Darry let Soda and me talk him into it. ………Sodapop always makes sure there’s some in the icebox every night and if there isn’t he cooks one up real quick…….All three of us are crazy about chocolate stuff (Hinton 104-105).

Students,
What would you love to have for breakfast but are not allowed to have?
Also, what is your absolute favorite breakfast meal?

The Outsiders ~ Themes of Friendship and Social Ostracism

Beatles “Two Of Us” Friendship
What is the story in the song?
Are there characters in the book that this song might apply to? Why?

Hank Williams Sr. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Social Ostracism (exclusion, by general consent, from social acceptance, privileges, friendship, etc. Temporary banishment)

What is the story in this song?
Can you make any connections to the story?