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Tone and Mood

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Elizabeth Brathwaite

on 21 September 2012

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"Mad Painter" by Enzo Cucchi Look at the picture below. Yes, it's the same picture that accompanied "Harrison Bergeron" in our textbook. What tone does the artist have toward life in this painting? How do the colors, shapes, shades, lines, and circles used contribute to the artist's tone? How does this painting show/enhance Vonnegut's tone toward forced equality? Tone is the attitude of the speaker or author toward the subject matter or issue at hand. You can determine tone by listening to the speaker speak and really paying attention to the TONE of voice. Tone Example: What was Vonnegut's tone as he spoke of the Bergerons, their limited life/abilities, and Harrison and his reaction to the limits on his qualities and abilities? How did Vonnegut feel about a world and life such as theirs? Mood is the overall feeling READER has when /after reading a text. You need to consider what is going on and how the text makes YOU feel when determining mood. Mood Example: What mood did you feel as you read "Harrison Bergeron? What contributed to that mood as you read? Now, look at the photos that accompany "Sound of Thunder" on pages 76/77 and 78. Copy the Venn diagram below and compare and contrast the similarities between the two photos. Now that we have discussed the similarities and differences between the photos in general, we will look at how they impact the tone you pick up and the mood you have as you read "Sound of Thunder" and begin to understand the decisions that our main character is forced to make. Summarize "Harrison Bergeron." What were the people of the 2081 society forced to do? What point was Vonnegut trying to make about forced equality?

How do you feel an artist can create a mood in a painting? Warm Up Qualities of pg 76/77 photo Qualities of pg 78 photo Qualities that the two photos share You can ask why events and situations happened as they did and you can organize the information using the diagram like the one below. Draw this in your notes! How to understand plot... There are five parts to every story's plot.

Exposition: The introduction of characters, setting, and situation

Rising Action: Exposes the reader to the inter-workings of the story's conflict. The reader begins to understand the problem and why it's a problem, Problem develops with the story.

Climax: The moment of greatest intensity. This is when the problem "blows up" and characters realize the full impact of the problem.

Falling Action: Characters start to solve the problem/conflict. The reader starts to realize how the story will end.

Resolution: The problem is solved to the best of the characters' abilities; all loose ends are tied up. Plot Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution Draw this diagram and describe the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of "Harrison Bergeron." Start with the climax :) Theme can be realized as and after a reader reads. To pick up theme, a reader should look for ideas, points, and messages that come up multiple times during the story. After reading, a reader should ask:

What did the characters learn from their experience(s)?
What did I learn from their experience(s)?
What point is the author trying to make to me, a reader, with this story? Theme One can determine theme if he/she can determine the author's....
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