Newest Assignments and Dates (If assignment is online it shall be stated below)

  • 03-17-2008 - 03-21-2008 -Spring Break (FREEDOM)
  • 03-21-2008 -Art History Outline and images
  • Still during spring break: Read Lord of the Flies for techniques/devices, 3 allusions due.

Monday, January 14, 2008

AP Literature: The Stranger Part One Outline

Outline:

Part One:

Chapter One:

  • Mother dies -Wednesday or Thursday
    • Old people's home is Morengo
  • Takes Thursday/Friday off for funeral on Friday
  • Stops to eat at Celestes
  • Borrowed black tie from Emanuel (he lost an uncle couple months back)
  • Fell asleep against a soldier on the bus
  • Bus dropped him off in the village, he walked the two kilometers to the home
  • Met the caretaker who took him to see the director
    • Director: Little old man, Legion of Honor on lapel, clear eyes
  • Mother had friends at the home, she wasn't happy when she lived with her son
  • Moved to the mortuary
    • Mortuary: Bright, whitewash face with skylight for a roof
    • Caretaker: Pale blue eyes and reddish complexion, 64, worked for 5 years at home, came from Paris
    • Nurse: Arab, has an abscess
  • Caretaker and him talk about
  • Night falls, he turns down dinner but accepts coffee with milk and smoked with the caretaker
  • 10 friends of mother come in
    • Old People: Women have huge stomachs, men were skinny with canes, couldn't see eyes,

Chapter Three

  • Drunk a liter of wine
  • Raymond called friends from underworld for ideas
  • Suggested 'marking' her
  • Understands him wanting to punish her, but doesn't know what
  • Ask him to write a letter to punish her
    • It would get her to come back, and at 'the last minute' he would throw her out
  • Stops calling him monsier

Chapter Four

  • Went to movies with Emmanuel
  • Sunday: Date with Marie
  • Took the bus out and went a few kilometers outside of Algiers to the beach
  • She stays with him until the next morning
  • Raymond beats his mistress and she screams so loud a policeman comes
  • Policeman tells the girl to go and for Raymond to wait to be called
  • Marie leaves around one o' clock
  • Raymond comes over around 3 and explains that everything had gone to plan until the woman slapped him and then he got mad and beat her
  • He asks him to act as his witness
  • They run into Salamano on their way back to their rooms, he lost his dog
  • He had been on their walk when he stopped to watch "The King of the escape Artists" and the dog ran away
  • Salamano comes over and asks about what's going to happen to his dog
  • When he leaves he returns to his room, we can hear him crying and pacing

Chapter Five:

  • Raymond invites him and Marie to go to stay at a beach house with his boss
  • He tells him that is being stalked by a group of Arabs and to be on the lookout for Arabs standing outside their building
  • M's boss asks him if he wants to live in Paris and travel around for the company
  • He replies "People never change their lives"
  • His boss tells him he has no ambition
  • He thinks that he used to have a lot of ambition when he was a student, but when he stopped his studies he realized that his ambitions were for nothing
  • Marie asks him to marry her, he says that it doesn't matter either way
  • They agree to marry; she likes him because he's 'peculiar'
  • He goes to eat at Celeste's and this strange woman sits with him
  • When she leaves he leaves too and follows her for a while
  • Salamano is waiting for him at his front door when he gets home
  • They talk about his dog who hadn't shown up at the pound
  • He tells the story of how he got him (bought his after his wife died, they grew old together)
  • He tells M that people thought bad of M for putting his mother in a home
  • M didn't know that, but he didn't mind, he didn't have the money to care for her and she was bored
  • Salamano goes home wishing that the dogs wouldn't bark that night, they make him think his dog has come home

Chapter Six

  • Marie wakes M up the next morning so they can leave for the beach
  • Marie is wearing a white linen dress
  • They wait for Raymond, the sun is bright and hurts M's eyes, he realizes he is hungry while they wait
  • They take the bus
  • Raymond points out a group of Arabs across the street as they leave
  • Beach wasn't far from the bus stop, but they had to cross a plateau
  • Walked between rows of green and white fences of verandas
  • Marie gathered rock irises
  • They meet Masson
    • Masson: big guy, tall, broad shouldered
    • Wife: Plump with Parisian accent
  • M see Marie laughing with Masson's wife, he finally realizes he's going to be married
  • Masson, Marie and M go down to the beach, Marie jumps into the water, Masson and M wait a while talking
  • Masson isn't much a swimmer and M leaves him to swim with Marie in the deeper waters
  • Masson heads back to lay on the beach, M soon joins him and later Marie
  • M falls asleep and when he awakes Masson headed back to the house
  • M and Marie go out for one last interesting swim
  • They head back for lunch and eat in silence potatoes and some meat
  • They learn it's only 11:30
  • Marie and Ms. Masson do the dishes while the men head out for a walk
  • Masson and Raymond talk about people and places M doesn't know about, he follows them in silence half listening half asleep from the sun
  • Then he spots two Arabs coming towards them
  • Rayond says that he'll take care of his guy, Meursalt and Masson will take the other guy; M will jump in if another one shows up
  • They walk towrds each other at a slow pace
  • Masson and M stop when they get close, but Raymond goes right up to them
  • Meursalt makes to move, but Raymond moves faster and hits him, calling for Masson
  • Masson jumps in and gets the other guy twice, as hard as he could and the guy goes down
  • Raymond gets cocky and turns to make a comment to M
  • The guys comes out with a knife and slices Raymond across the arm and mouth
  • The guy who went down came up with a knife also, they forced Raymond, Masson, and M to back off before taking off running
  • Masson brings Raymond to a doctor who stays in the bungalow on Sundays while M goes to explain to the women what happened
  • Masson comes back with Raymond, they said that it was nothing
  • Raymond goes for a walk and M follows him
  • They walk purposely to a spring at the end of the beach where the two Arabs were
  • One was playing a reed flute, the same three notes over and over
  • They don't move then the couple walk up, but they tense up
  • Raymond asks whether or not he "should let them have it"
  • M replies that they haven't done anything yet so he couldn't shoot, he has ot wait for them to draw their knives
  • Raymond hands the gun to M, ready to fight them hand-to-hand, but the two men run off
  • Raymond feels better on the walk back and he talks about the bus ride home
  • When they back to the house Raymond goes inside, but M turns back around for a walk
  • He yearns for the spring and so he returns
  • When he gets there he sees the Arab man there (just one). The man sees him and they watch each other without moving. The mans hand in his pocket on the knife and M's hand in his pocket on Raymond's gun
  • M takes a step forward and the Arab pulls out the knife and holds it up to the light making the light shine on Ms eyes
  • M pulls out the gun and fires it at the Arab five times

No comments: