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BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
Transcript of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
He was born on July 22, 1898, in Bethlehem, Pa. His father had a discriminating taste in literature, and Stephen began to write as a child, winning prizes from the St. Nicholas magazine. He attended Summerville Academy and then entered Yale University in 1915, having already published a collection of dramatic monologues, Five Men and Pompey.
Where did the Title come from?
1.) Which phrase describes the attitude of the John toward his father ?
2.) Which sentence best supports this answer?
How to play:
With the materials provided you are going to throw a dart onto the board to hit the panther. The team who gets the closest to hitting the panther in between the eyes gets their team candy.
Must be the distances the host says
Only one person from each team is allowed to play
You only get one try!!!
This game will be used to how John had to kill the panther with one arrow.
By: Keiry, Nacharie, Torian, Marialily
Stephen Vincent Benet
Did You Know?
Benet died in New York City, which in this story is known as the "Place of the Gods" or a "Dead Place", on March 13, 1943.
Why did John go on this Journey?
John went on this journey to become a priest. He also went on this jouney in order to get more information on the Dead Place.
What would be another appropriate tittle for this story?
It was a bible verse Psalm 137.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. (King James)
Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion. (Douay-Rheims)
(old english version)
The main character, John, struggles against his own fears.
It's against real or imagined outside threats , such as a pack of wild dogs and the Hudson River.
What do you believe his motivation was?
ASHING: Letters engraved in a stone remnant from a statue of George
Washington on Wall Street in New York City.
Great temple in the mid-city: Grand Central Terminal (railroad terminal often referred to as Grand Central Station).
Biltmore: Biltmore Hotel, which adjoins Grand Central Terminal. When John enters this "dead-house" he sees pictures on the walls in one part of the building. These are paintings that the Biltmore Hotel houses in its Grand Central Art Galleries, opened in 1922.
Moses: Referred to Robert Moses, who oversaw a construction of hundreds public facilities in New York City, including parks, playgrounds, tunnels, and highways. He also supervised completion of the Triborough Bridge (really three bridges), connection Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.
UBTREAS: Letters engraved in a stone remnant from the The United States Subtreasury building on Wall Street in New York City. A subtreasury is a regional bank that holds federal funds.
New York's Subtreasury building
Internal and External Conflict