Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Andy Butscher Kendall Jordan Othello Act 1 Redo

Summary Response Outline

Summary: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea
Othello by William Shakespeare illustrates a story of revenge, jealousy, and the effect anger has on a person.
  • Supporting ideas to prove main ideas
Act One follows Iago and Roderigo as they each seek revenge on Othello. Iago desired the position as his lieutenant, but Othello overlooked him and gave him a job as an “ancient.” Roderigo is in love with Desdemona, who happens to be Othello’s lover and wife.

  • Explanation of ideas
Both of the characters feel like they have been wronged by this man and that they must have revenge upon him.
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
In Othello, by William Shakespeare, the Moor betrays Iago and Roderigo unknowingly by taking away the position that Iago wanted and the girl that Roderigo loved.

Response: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, agree/disagree (correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays), because ___________ and ______________
Othello by William Shakespeare portrays the results of anger and the extent one goes to get revenge because of jealousy due to hatred and beliefs.
  • Claim 1: Jealousy and anger are clearly shown in two different situations.
    • Set-up The main characters, Iago and Roderigo, both feel they have been cheated by Othello. Iago is jealous of a man named Cassio because Othello appointed Cassio to be his lieutenant, even though Iago was a much more experienced, loyal option. Iago states, “‘In personal suit to make me his lieutenant...For ‘Certes,’ says he, ‘I have already chose my officer’’” (Shakespeare 1.1 10-18).
    • Evidence: Iago desired a position of lieutenant to Othello, who was a great, Venetian commander. Instead of considering Iago for the position, Othello chose Michael Cassio, a mathematician from Florence.
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim -  Iago felt betrayed and hurt, so he swore to get revenge on Othello.
  • Counterclaim 1: Iago appears to be a loyal and trustworthy servant to Othello throughout Act One.
    • Set-up Iago is Othello’s “ancient” and he must attend to him in battle. Therefore, he is very pleasant and friendly towards Othello. Although it may seem like he genuinely cares for Othello’s well-being, his kindness is just a part of his twisted plan to get revenge.
    • Evidence: Iago tries to warn Othello about Brabantio wanting to divorce Othello and Desdemona. As Iago says, “‘And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms against your Honor, that with the little godliness I have. Are you fast married? Be assured of this, that the magnifico is much beloved... As double as the Duke’s. He will divorce you...”  (Shakespeare 1.2 9-16).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim This warning seems friendly, making it appear that  Iago is completely loyal to Othello. Iago tells him to be watchful and vigilant because if he isn’t, Desdemona may divorce him.

  • What are the strengths/flaws of this argument? Rebuttal progression
A common position is that Iago a trustworthy ancient to Othello. This view may seem reasonable because Iago and Othello seem to trust each other, but Iago is planning to use Othello’s trust against him. In the text, Iago verbally plots to manipulate Othello’s emotions and thoughts to redress his betrayal of Iago. Iago appears to be an ally to Othello, but he is just wearing a mask.

  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
William Shakespeare’s Othello demonstrates how jealousy and anger can control a person’s life and the choices they make out of hatred.

Citations:
Works Cited

Shakespeare, William. Othello. N.p.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1993. Print.

Andy Butscher Othello Act 2 S/R Redo

Summary Response Outline

Summary:
  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea In Othello, by William Shakespeare, Iago is displayed abandoning his morals, evaluating how a person can lose their beliefs for revenge.
  • Supporting ideas and explanations to prove main ideas
  • Iago was an honest soldier driven mad by revenge on Othello, his general. Iago wanted revenge because Othello did not give him the promotion he wanted. He sought after his retribution on his general and Michael Cassio, the recipient of the promotion by turning Othello against Cassio. Iago had stripped Cassio of his rank by deceiving him to intoxicate himself, which was punishable by Othello.  
  • Concluding sentence
  • Shakespeare shows how Iago’s sinister plan is an example of someone who crossed his/her morality to get revenge on someone he/she thought had wronged them.

Response:
  • Topic sentence: title, author,correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays__________ because ___________ .
Othello, by William Shakespeare correctly portrays how jealousy and envy can twist someone’s morality because Iago’s lust for revenge led him to intoxicate Cassio to strip him of his position.  
  • Claim 1:
    • Set-up Iago intoxicates Cassio because he knows how Cassio reacts to the effects of alcohol on his behavior and how Othello would react to Cassio’s drunken behavior.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation”. Iago plots, knowing about Cassio’s reaction to consumption of alcohol, “If I can fasten but one cup upon him With that which he hath drunk tonight already, He’ll be as full of quarrel and offense” (Shakespeare 2.3.49-51).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim
    • Iago had heavily intoxicated Cassio, then had Roderigo provoke him to start a fight. Iago knew that if Cassio fought Roderigo, the fight would attract the attention of Othello, who would then punish Cassio.
Counterclaim 1: However, Iago could have been a moral-less, vile person before Cassio was appointed lieutenant by Othello.
    • Set-up In the beginning acts, Iago seems to only be seeking revenge, but it is slowly becoming apparent that he has always been sinister and evil throughout his life, even before he felt wronged by Othello.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation”. Iago says to himself, ”And what's he, then says I play the villain, When this advice is free I gave and honest,”  (Shakespeare 2.3.366-367).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim Iago is talking about himself, saying he has always played a villainous role in his life. If this was true, he wouldn’t have been impacted by jealousy or lust for revenge, but rather he would have been a sinister, vile person.
  • What are the strengths/ flaws of this argument?
  • It is understandable to see Iago as being an evil character over the course of his whole life. This would be because Iago has only demonstrated evil since the beginning of the tragedy.  However, due to Othello’s trust in Iago, Iago was a much more benevolent, trustworthy person prior to his hatred of Othello. Othello has never thought twice about Iago being his ancient, which is probably a trust Iago has earned, as Othello does not seem like the type to trust people that much, that quickly and easily. Thus, Iago must have had to earn Othello’s trust over a period of many years, which would mean Iago must have been trustworthy and loyal to Othello.
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how jealousy warps a person’s sense of right and wrong, which is shown by Iago being completely willing to cross all moral boundaries to get revenge.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Andy Butscher Hunter Johnson Othello act 2 S/R

Summary Response Outline

Summary:
  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea In Othello, by William Shakespeare, Iago is willing to discard his morals for the satisfaction of revenge.
  • Supporting ideas and explanations to prove main ideas
  • Iago was an honest soldier driven mad by revenge on Othello, his general. Iago wanted revenge because Othello did not give him the promotion he wanted. He sought after his retribution on his general and Michael Cassio, the recipient of the promotion by turning Othello against Cassio. Iago had stripped Cassio of his rank by deceiving him to intoxicate himself, which was punishable by Othello.  
  • Concluding sentence
  • Shakespeare shows how Iago’s sinister plan is an example of someone who crossed his/her morality to get revenge on someone he/she thought had wronged them.

Response:
  • Topic sentence: title, author,correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays__________ because ___________ .
Othello, by William Shakespeare correctly portrays how jealousy and envy can twist someone’s morality because Iago’s lust for revenge led him to intoxicate Cassio to strip him of his position.  
  • Claim 1:
    • Set-up Iago intoxicates Cassio because he knows how Cassio reacts to the effects of alcohol on his behavior.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation”. Iago plots, knowing about Cassio’s reaction to consumption of alcohol, “If I can fasten but one cup upon him With that which he hath drunk tonight already, He’ll be as full of quarrel and offense” (Shakespeare 2.3.49-51).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim
    • Iago had heavily intoxicated Cassio, then had Roderigo provoke him to start a fight.
Counterclaim 1: However, Iago could have been a moral-less, vile person before Cassio was appointed lieutenant by Othello.
    • Set-up In the beginning acts, Iago seems to only be seeking revenge, but it is slowly becoming apparent that he has always been sinister and evil.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation”. Iago says to himself, ”And what's he, then says I play the villain, When this advice is free I gave and honest,”  (Shakespeare 2.3.366-367).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim Iago is talking about himself, saying he has always played a villainous role in his life. Which would mean jealousy never impacted his life too greatly.
  • What are the strengths/ flaws of this argument?
  • Strengths: Iago has only demonstrated evil since the beginning of the tragedy
  • Flaws: Iago did have the trust of Othello for a long time, which would probably be because of his character.
  • It is understandable to see Iago as being an evil character all of his life. This would be because he, in the text, always seems sinister or evil. However, due to Othello’s trust in Iago, Iago was a much more benevolent, trustworthy person prior to his hatred of Othello.
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how jealousy warps a person’s sense of right and wrong, which is shown by Iago being completely willing to cross all moral boundaries to get revenge.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Othello Act 1 S/R Andy Butscher Kendall Jordan Redo

Summary Response Outline

Summary: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea
Othello by William Shakespeare illustrates a story of revenge, jealousy, and the effect anger has on a person.
  • Supporting ideas to prove main ideas
Act One follows Iago and Roderigo as they each seek revenge on Othello. Iago desired the position as his lieutenant but Othello overlooked him and gave him a job as the “ancient.” Roderigo is in love with the beautiful Desdemona, who unfortunately happens to be Othello’s lover and wife.

  • Explanation of ideas
Both of the characters feel like they have been wronged by this man and they must have revenge upon him.
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
The Moor betrays Iago and Roderigo unknowingly by taking away the position that Iago wanted and the girl that Roderigo loved.

Response: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, agree/disagree (correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays), because ___________ and ______________
Othello by William Shakespeare portrays the results of anger and the extent one goes to get revenge because of jealousy due to hatred and beliefs.
  • Claim 1: Jealousy and anger are clearly shown in two different situations.
    • Set-up The main characters, Iago and Roderigo, both feel they have been cheated by Othello. Iago is jealous of a man named Cassio because Othello appointed Cassio to be his lieutenant, even though Iago was a much more experienced, loyal option. Iago states, “‘In personal suit to make me his lieutenant...For ‘Certes,’ says he, ‘I have already chose my officer’’” (Shakespeare 1.1 10-18).
    • Evidence: Iago desired a position of lieutenant to Othello, who was a great, Venetian commander. Instead of even considering Iago for the position, Othello chose Michael Cassio, a mathematician from Florence.
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim -  Iago felt betrayed and hurt, so he swore to get revenge on Othello.
  • Counterclaim 1: Iago appears to be a loyal and trustworthy servant to Othello throughout Act One.
    • Set-up Iago is Othello’s “ancient” and he must attend to him in battle. Therefore, he is very pleasant and friendly towards Othello. Although it may seem like he genuinely cares for Othello’s well-being, his kindness is just a part of his twisted plan to get revenge.
    • Evidence: Iago is trying to warn Othello about Brabantio wanting to divorce Othello and Desdemona. As Iago warns, “‘And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms against your Honor, that with the little godliness I have. Are you fast married? Be assured of this, that the magnifico is much beloved... As double as the Duke’s. He will divorce you...”  (Shakespeare 1.2 9-16).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim This warning seems kind and friendly, making Iago appear to have no disagreement with Othello.

  • What are the strengths/flaws of this argument? Rebuttal progression
A common view is that Iago is trustworthy and loyal to Othello. This position may seem reasonable because Iago and Othello seem to trust each other, but Iago is planning to use Othello’s trust against him. He plots how to manipulate Othello to give him the position he wants. Although Iago appears to be an ally to Othello, it is obvious he is doing nothing but wearing a mask.

  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
William Shakespeare’s Othello demonstrates how jealousy and anger can control a person’s life and the choices they make out of pure hatred.

Citations:
Works Cited
Shakespeare, William. Othello. N.p.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1993. Print.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Andy Butscher Kendall Jordan Othello Act 1 Summary Response

Summary Response Outline

Summary: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea
Othello by William Shakespeare illustrates a story of revenge, jealousy, and the effect anger has on a person.
  • Supporting ideas to prove main ideas
Act One follows Iago and Roderigo as they each seek revenge on Othello. Iago had desired the position as his lieutenant but Othello completely overlooked him. He gave him a job as the “ancient,” or servant. Roderigo is in love with the beautiful Desdemona, who unfortunately happens to be Othello’s lover and wife.

  • Explanation of ideas
Both of the characters feel like they have been wronged by this man and they must have revenge upon him. Along with Brabantio, they start to attack Othello with racist and prejudiced remarks.
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
The Moor betrays Iago and Roderigo unknowingly by taking away the position that Iago wanted and the girl that Roderigo loved. They are determined to seek revenge on him and they will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Response: Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, agree/disagree (correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays), because ___________ and ______________
Othello by William Shakespeare correctly portrays the results of angerr and the extent one goes to as a result of jealousy due to hatred and beliefs.
  • Claim 1: Jealousy and anger are clearly shown in two different situations.
    • Set-up The main characters, Iago and Roderigo, both feel they have been cheated by Othello. “‘In personal suit to make me his lieutenant...For ‘Certes,’ says he, ‘I have already chose my officer’’” (Shakespeare 1.1 10-18).
    • Evidence: Iago desired a position of lieutenant to Othello, who was a great, Venetian commander. Instead of even considering Iago for the position, Othello chose Michael Cassio, a mathematician from Florence.
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim -  Iago felt betrayed and hurt, so he swore to get revenge on Othello.
  • Counterclaim 1: Iago appears to be a loyal and trustworthy servant to Othello throughout Act One.
    • Set-up Iago is Othello’s “ancient” and he must attend to him in battle. Therefore, he is very pleasant and friendly towards Othello. Although it may seem like he genuinely cares for Othello’s well-being, his kindness is just a part of his twisted plan to get revenge.
    • Evidence: “‘And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms against your Honor, that with the little godliness I have. Are you fast married? Be assured of this, that the magnifico is much beloved... As double as the Duke’s. He will divorce you...”  (Shakespeare 1.2 9-16).
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim In this passage, Iago is trying to warn Othello about Brabantio wanting to divorce Othello and Desdemona. This warning seems kind and friendly, making Iago appear to have no disagreement with Othello.

  • What are the strengths/flaws of this argument? Rebuttal progression
It does seem as though Iago is trustworthy, but he is planning to use Othello’s trust against him. Iago notices how much trust Othello has of everyone, so he acts like he is a true follower of Othello to gain his trust. He soon plots how to manipulate Othello to give him the position he wants.

  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
William Shakespeare’s Othello demonstrates how jealousy and anger can control a person’s life and the choices they make out of pure hatred. Although Iago appears to be an ally to Othello, it is obvious he is doing nothing but wearing a mask.

Citations:
Works Cited
Shakespeare, William. Othello. N.p.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1993. Print.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bully Outline Andy Butscher Hunter Johnson


Summary:
  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea
    • Bully, by Lee Hirsch, demonstrates the harsh reality of what occurs in a bullied child’s life, like the constant and endless harassment, a loss of feelings, and even a choice to take one's life because several victims of bullying were followed and the difficulties and abuse they went through every day was displayed.

Supporting ideas and explanations to prove main ideas
    • Bullying can be change lives for the worse, or end them.
      • In the Documentary, 7 different victims of bullying, 2 of them had taken their own lives and several others had tried and failed at taking theirs
    • Bullies constantly physically, mentally and emotionally abuse their victims for any reason they choose.
    • Some people are bullied so much that they assume that they never have been bullied and accepted it as their life
Conclusion:
  • Bully, by Lee Hirsch, showed the hardships that victims of bullying have to deal with on a daily basis by showing 7 different victims and what they have to endure in one, depressing documentary.


Response:
  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, agree/disagree (correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays) because ___________ .
      • In Bully, by Lee Hirsch, correctly portrays that bullying is an epidemic that needs to be stopped, as well, it acknowledges the awful physical, mental, and emotional aggression and correctly portrays how horrible and deadly is/can be because several different victims of bullying were shown and followed.
  • Claim 1:
    • Set-up In smaller and schools, the bullying epidemic is fatal. Kids are bullied so badly that they have killed themselves because of how severe the abuse became.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation” (  I, iii, 233-236  ) Ty Field, age 11, made the decision to take his own life. The superintendent said, “There is no indication that bullying was a factor” (Hirsch), while Ty’s friends stated that it was the entire reason.
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim Ty Field had dealt with bullying for a long time and most people could infer that Ty ended his life due to bullying, even though others said it was clearly the stress and torment of bullying.
  • Counterclaim 1: However, in the documentary, it was stated that bullying is everywhere all over the world and at one point, everyone has been bullied.
    • Set-up This statement is somewhat of an exaggeration. Bullying is not as common as it seems in many places. Although some places suffer from extremely severe bullying epidemics, other places have either very minor bullying or none at all.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation” “Bible Belt Oklahoma,” has to endure locker signs saying “Faggots aren’t welcome here.” (http://entertainment.time.com/2012/03/29/bully-a-punishing-movie-your-kids-must-see/)
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim Kelby had to endure more than enough prejudice because she was gay. She1 faced things like being picked on by everybody, including teachers, constant harassment, and loneliness, but she1 admitted that it was because she1 was in the bible belt.
    • Rebuttal
    • Many people believe bullying exists only in small towns. This is likely because many small towns are affected by bullying and there is more attention towards small towns. However, it is a real problem in cities also. Many cities and well populated areas suffer from bullying as much as small towns.
  • What are the strengths/ flaws of this argument?
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
Although there are some overstatements, Bully very accurately shows the harsh nature of the epidemic of bullying and abuse that modern children have to go through every day. Bullying should be stopped immediately .