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POINTERS TO REVIEW The Cask of Amontillado

Questions:
1. Faulty Sentences (Parallelism, Coordination, and 1. Why was Montressor so intent on seeking revenge
Subordination) against Fortunato?
2. Invictus by William Ernest Henley 2. How did Montressor succeed in getting Fortunato into
3. Crossing the Bar by Lord Tennyson the wine cellar?
4. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe 3.
5. Fundamentals of Play Production A. Describe the Montressor coat of arms.
6. Data Gathering Tools and Non-Linear Presentation B. What was the family motto?
C. What does it mean?
4. Who is the protagonist? Antagonist? What kind of
PARALLELISM is a similarity of form in words, phrases, or characters are they and why? (round, flat, static,
clauses that have similar functions in a sentence or a developing etc.)
paragraph. 5. List 3 types of conflict found in this story and give
examples of each.
FAULTY PARALLELISM is the lack of parallel structure 6. How did Montressor finally get his revenge?
--- it creates sentences without a sense of balance. Vocabulary:
Define the following terms:
Faulty coordination happens when two unrelated or 1. impunity 4. absconded
unequal ideas are connected, using coordinating 2. redress 5. gait
conjunctions. 3. rheum 6. immolation
4. flambeaux 7. Fettered
Faulty subordination occurs when the more important
clause is placed in a subordinate position in the Irony:
sentence. Point out the irony in each of the following: (identify the
type and how it is ironic)
Correct the faulty parallelism in the following sentences a. Fortunato’s name
to make them clear, concise, and easy to read. b. His masquerade of a jester
c. Montressor’s “concern” over the cold, damp night and
1. Wen gets her daily exercise by walking her dog, going Fortunato’s health
for a bike ride, and cleaning. d. His toast to the dead
_____________________________________________ e. His pride in his knowledge of good wine
_____________________________________________ f. “May he rest in peace”
2. Would you prefer the graceful owl, rats, or a sneaky
cat as your pet? Symbolism – is a representation of something. It is
_____________________________________________ something concrete that stands for something abstract.
_____________________________________________ (a heart = love; a flag at half-mast = honored death)
3. The difference between rural and country living is the
height of the buildings and the population. Find five examples of symbolism in “The Cask of
_____________________________________________ Amontillado” and explain what they may represent in
_____________________________________________ the story (go deep here).
4. Stress makes it difficult to exercise regularly, have
relationships that are stable, and be eating food
with benefits to one’s health.
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
5. The TLC can help your writing skills, to gain
independence, and confidently completing your
assignments.
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
 A play is a dramatic performance by actors on  The lighting designer’s job is to illuminate the
stage. stage and the actors and to create mood and
 It is a series of pictures, which the director control the focus of the audience.
carefully composes.  The costume designer works on the clothing and
Factors that make the stage picture interesting: accessories worn by the actors.
 Picturization is what the director creates in  Sounds designer creates special aural effects for
every scene. It should be meaningful and should the production. The business functions are
convey the emotional values and indicate the performed by the marketing director, who
relationship of the characters is the scene prepares a marketing plan to make the audience
 Unity is the quality of picturization. The director come and see the play.
should strive to maintain a balanced stage and  The publicity personnel advertise the production
to control the attention of the audience. and the box office handles reservations and sells
 Balance is like thinking of a stage as a seesaw tickets.
pivoted on the center line.
 Focus refers to the central point of interest that The Stage
commands the attention of the audiences.

Play Production involves:


 Pre-production, which involves planning, play
selection, casting, meetings and discussions,
sets, props, and costume preparations, and
rehearsals
 Production, which is the performance stage
 Post-production, which involves the evaluation
of the work done in the whole production

People involved in a play production fulfill certain


functions:
 Executive group is composed of the producer,
stage manager, house manager, and the staff
 On top of the executive, the producer is
responsible for the over-all administration of the
production.
 The stage manager serves a s liaison between
the technical personnel and the creative staff.
He or she rehearsals, coordinates all aspects of
production, and runs the show in performance.
The house manager, along with the front-of-
house-staff, and ushers are responsible for the
audience.
 The aesthetic or artistic staff is composed of the
director, designers, actors, and, if applicable,
playwright, composer, choreographer, and
musical director. Body Positions
 The director fulfills an aesthetic function. He
makes all creative and artistic decisions. He
conceptualizes the play and communicates his
concepts with the designers. The set designer is
in charge of the set or the visual arrangement in
a play production.
Interviews - This is a face-to-face interaction between
the researcher and the respondent. It is a means to
Linear Text gather data directly from the source.
•The most common type of reading
•Focuses on the arrangement of words both Observations - This is a technique that records
grammatically and stylistically characteristics, frequencies, performance, interests,
•Examples: Story, speech, news report, letter, etc. attitudes, values, and any other variables under study.
Non-Linear Text
•Text combined with visual elements Rating Scale - Similar to observation checklist, this tool
•Reading path is non-sequential allows the respondent to rate, grade or rank the
•Examples: Pictures, graphs, charts, graphic organizer. qualities he/she observes.

GRAPH DATA
Bar Frequency, counts
Picto- Frequency, counts (from a much larger data
set; includes legend)
Pie Percentage, fraction
Line Frequency/counts over time

Research Methodology

A way to find out the result of a given problem on a


specific matter or problem that is also referred as
research problem.

Quantitative Research
 If you have one or more hypotheses.
 If you have predictions about possible
relationships between the things you want to
investigate.
 Researcher uses tools, such as questionnaires or
equipment to collect numerical data.

Qualitative Research
 If you are looking into the social interaction of
people that directs toward human development.
 attempting to uncover the deeper meaning and
significance of human behaviour and
experience, including contradictory beliefs,
behaviours and emotions.
 Researcher is the data gathering instrument.

Reliability
Authenticity
Validity
Objectivity

Research Tools
Questionnaires - It is a systematic listing of questions
designed to collect information from the respondents. It
is commonly used in large-scale surveys.