Yes, he's truly an eccentric teacher...

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  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I found this somewhat funny...these are some notes my honors english teacher passed out regarding the previous trimester:

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    2. You are three months older than you were at the beginning of the year. You should be three months more mature, more organised, and more responsible.
    ...
    5. If you didn't enjoy any of the books we read last trimester, here are some question you should ask yourself:
    >Have I purchased the book?
    >Have I lost the book?
    >Am I reading daily?
    >Am I reading the novel or summaries at catcherye.com?
    >Am I judging the book by its cover?
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    7. Keep arguing...it's fun.
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    11. I yell for one of three reasons: I'm angry, I'm excited, or half the class has fallen asleep.

    We all thought it was funny. If you didn't, I guess that you had to be there...
     
  2. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was funny. Are you reading Catcher in the Rhye?
     
  3. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, we already did, and he said that he had us read it at the end of the tri because it's the one book that everybody reads.

    So far we've read about 3000 pages, which is more than I read in middle school. We started Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison today.
     
  4. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    If there ever was a book more overrated than Catcher in the Rye, it is <fill in the blank> by Toni Morrison. What a waste of paper. And yes, I did read both Song of Solomon and CitR and didn't judge them by their covers, but I have to admit that I wouldn't buy them even if someone gave me the money. ;)
     
  5. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    "I wouldn't pay for this kind of crap because even if I did somehow desperately need to lose money, I would just throw it off of a bridge."
     
  6. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Better money than rocks.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    There, fixed that for you! :p
     
  8. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Damn straight. :mad:
     
  9. Luis macrumors 65816

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    I concur with you on that Catcher in the Rye is totally overrated. However, I don't know about the other.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I 100% agree with you. Catcher in the Rye is a stupid book about a whiny ***** of a boy. Seriously, Harold or whatever his name is (it's not even worth remembering), is the most pathetic piece of crap I've ever read about.
    Sorry but I have to disagree. Anthem was brief and a bit superficial but it's an entertaining read, and The Fountainhead was awesome. If you replace "Ayn Rand" with, specifically, "Atlas Shrugged", then I might agree with you.

    Nah, I won't. It's a way better read than Catcher in the Rye. Way.
     
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    Sorry but I have to disagree. Rand's crap is some of the worst "literature" I've ever had the displeasure to run across.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Those who can't appreciate The Catcher in the Rye just don't understand it.
     
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    I liked it, I'm not so sure I 100% understood the supposedly deep meanings though...
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Those who can't appreciate the works of Ayn Rand just don't understand it.

    ;)
     
  15. Luis macrumors 65816

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    The problem is that there isn't anything to understand. It's just a guy writing about random stuff, complaining about everything, and talking about remaining innocent and not wanting to grow up. It may have a meaning, but not a relevant one, to me atleast.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    LIES!
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    "People never notice anything." ...Guess what book that's from. ;)
     
  18. Luis macrumors 65816

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    :p I notice a lot of things, but not that book.
     
  19. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Catcher in the Rye killed John Lennon. :(

    The one book I liked was The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and A Prayer for Owen Meany. (the author's name escapes me)

    I love Honors English. He gives us a topic, and we'll write a paragraph of our opinions in class, and then spend the rest of the period arguing. (Most of) the books are interesting, too.
     
  20. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's a superficial book; there's nothing beyond the surface of it. It's a schizophrenic adolescent letting his schizophrenic mind run wild.
     
  21. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    :eek: It's time to search for a better teacher...
     
  22. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't really say that; he's a great teacher. I will recognize that CITR has an underlying theme of adolescent angst and loss of innocence, but it's just not quite as deep as the other books we've read. (I can't speak for Toni Morrison yet.)
     
  23. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    You are indeed aware.

    Props.
     
  24. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. You too ;)
     

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