Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Zodiac

Agenda--
-Bell Work (Ellipsis, Putrefaction, Inviolable, Equivocation, Epigraph, Loll)
-Beowulf test review
-Layers of Meaning

  • Zodiac Allusions in Grendel
  • Discussion of the 'isms we found for homework

Homework--
-Read Ch 5
-Be ready to discuss existentialism and the dragon
-AP Response--Blake's "The Poison Tree" [See previous entry]


SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC (Including references in Grendel)
1. Aries (the Ram) – energetic, innovative, original, pioneering, assertive, quick-tempered, strong drive, leader, ambitious, extroverted, sometimes aggressive, competitive, enthusiastic, self-reliant, self-assured Chapter 1: Aries (Ram) 5-6, 165

2. Taurus (the Bull) – determined, efficient, stubborn, cautious, placid, persistent, enduring, introverted, 
conservative, conventional, materialistic, security conscious, stable, industrious, dependable  Chapter 2: Taurus (Bull) 19-22, 23, 78

3. Gemini (the Twins) – flexible, versatile, restless, jack-of-all-trades, lively, alert, quick witted, literary, 
communicative, conversational, changeable, sociable, logical, ingenious, agile, dexterous, intellectual, mentally 
ambitious Chapter 3: Gemini (Twins) 33, 44

4. Cancer (the Crab) – introverted, reserved, emotional, sensitive, moody, sympathetic, security-conscious, 
prudent, retentive, domestic, maternal, protective, quiet, calm, imaginative, conscientious, traditional Chapter 4: Cancer (Crab) 8, 46, 48

5. Leo (the Lion) – ambitious, speculative, extroverted, optimistic, honorable, dignified, confident, proud, 
exuberant, sunny, flamboyant, charismatic, dramatic, competitive, organized, leader Chapter 5: Leo (Lion) 123

6. Virgo (the Virgin) – practical, responsible, sensible, logical, analytical, highly discriminating, careful planner, precise, punctual, dedicated, perfectionist, critical, health conscious, somewhat introverted Chapter 6: Virgo (Virgin) 77, 85, 100, 128; see harvest virgin 84, 90

7. Libra (the Scales) – idealistic, peacemaker, diplomatic, refined, poised, gracious, kind, courteous, fair-minded, sociable, charming, artistically creative, affable, cooperative, extroverted, indecisive Chapter 7: Libra (Balance) 91, 92, 109, 110

8. Scorpio (the Scorpion) – intense, determined, powerful, strong-willed, forceful, bold, courageous, enduring, competitive, resourceful, researcher, investigator, secretive, mysterious, penetrating, psychic, self-reliant, introverted Chapter 8: Scorpio (Scorpion) 113; see Hrothulf

9. Sagittarius (the Archer) – idealistic, optimistic, freedom-loving, casual, friendly, buoyant, gregarious, 
enthusiastic, philosophical, studious, farseeing, direct, outspoken, honest, loyal, restless Chapter 9: Sagittarius (Archer) 125 (arrow), 126-27 (bowmen)

10. Capricorn (the Water Goat) – ambitious, organizational, self-disciplined, rigid, thrifty, prudent, security-conscious, conservative, responsible, practical, persistent, political, business oriented, methodical Chapter 10: Capricorn (Goat) 139-40, 149, 165

11. Aquarius (the Water Bearer) – individualistic, unconventional, progressive, unique, independent, humanitarian, altruistic, visionary, perceptive, intellectual, logical, ingenious, inventive, unpredictable, detached, friendly, scientific Chapter 11: Aquarius (Water-Bearer) 151, 169, 170 (water), 156 (underground river; see cave), 160 (swimming; see Breca)

12. Pisces (the Fish) – receptive, supersensitive, impressionable, peace-loving, serious, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, artistic, creative, dreamer, dedicated, imaginative, psychic, shy, introverted, spiritual, reclusive Chapter 12: Pisces (Fish) 29, 72, 149, 154, 170

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