Mr. Patterson's Blog

It's just like Facebook except it's boring, full of homework assignments and no fun to visit. Enjoy.

Bonus Journal: Zero Effect

THE FOLLOWING JOURNAL ENTRY IS A BONUS ASSIGNMENT: YOU DON’T NEED TO DO IT, BUT IF YOU DO IT COULD HELP YOUR MARKS.

Hey There Ostrich Lovers,

I hope you had a nice holiday. Just before the break I forced you to watch a film that did not contain any of the following things:  explosions, car chases, farting animals, robots, farting robots or Zack Galafinakis. Understandably, about half the class tuned out and Shirley fell asleep.

Well, I’m glad I did anyway. I think this film has a lot of parallels to the story we are currently reading. Much like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, this film contained elements such as:

  • A complex mystery
  • A lead character with psychological issues
  • A detective that is very logical
  • Humour
  • Secrets from the past returning to haunt people

I want you to write a journal response to the film. Here are a few places to start.

  • Give a review of the film. What did you think? Did you like it or not? Why or why not?
  • What specifics elements does the novel share with this film (I know I listed some above but be specific)? Which one – the book or the film – did them better and why?
  • What is it about mysteries that attracts people? Why do we want to read/watch them?

That should be enough to fill one journal entry.

Good Luck,

Patterson

Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil – Lord Byron

Advertisements

Author: pattersonmalvern

I am a teacher at Malvern Collegiate Institute. This is a blog to help students keep track of their work.

Comments are closed.