E9 AGENDA 01/21: The Alchemist, con’t.

  • Writing: Write half a page about a time when you had a difficult decision to make.
  • Read and Discuss: 

Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken”
(1915)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

  • Read The Alchemist

HOMEWORK

  • WRITING: What does the poem “The Road Not Taken” mean to you?
  • Read to page 79 (page 183 of PDF)
  • Finish Characterization worksheet for Santiago
  •  Keep a dialectical journal with 25 entries by the end of the novel (example and file are below)
  • dialectical journal

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