English 1B 500 word Essays Fall 2014

Movie trailers can be found under the  DRAMA  STAGE, AND SCREENPLAYS heading on menu bar at the top of this page.  Post your comment on the trailer immediately after watching the film following the instructions given in class.  Then submit a short essay of at least 500 words giving a short thematic analysis to be discussed in class after papers are submitted.  On time essays receive a grade of 100%.  Late papers receive a grade of 50%.  This is an esay way to improve your  overall score in this class and your understanding of this material will be greatly enhanced.  Additional information can be found below.  Each student must be familiar with the  following works:

“The Marching Morons”–a reading assignment handiut for the first week.

Idiocracy--first weeek

Amistad–a film

Looking for Richard’‘ =-afilm

Titus Andronicus–a film

Se7en– a film

Seven, Aquinas, Chaucer, Dante, and American Culture

The Merchant of Venice–a film

Shindler’s List–a film