Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 23 Class Notes

Read Deborah's Blog, Find information on symposium

Find something interesting about the symposium

Read two short stories:
  • Carson McCuller's " A Tree, Rock Cloud"
  • Raymond Carver "What do we talk about, when we talk about love"


  • The city where you live,
  • political attachments were very important in the ancient world

Depending on how the class does as a whole, on the test, he will either give extra credit or take away points on the essay questions.

Where are you going, Where have you been

  • Joyce Carol Loyse
  • guy @ Mall comes up to a young girls gazing at herself in the mirror, and says he knows she has been waiting for him. He later shows up at her house
  • an example of Persephone's abduction


  • drinking party
  • conversations, popular topic: LOVE
  • imitating Plato's symposium
  • a 2nd or 3rd hand story
  • they take homosexual love for granted, considering it to be more divine than the common love between men and women

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