I can take the propaganda aspect of this suggested English assignment from the BC curriculum, because that kind of angle would be brought out by most "Crucible"-teachers anyways. (HT 5'OF)
“Read the play (The Crucible) and discuss how a lack of reason is allowed to exist. Not knowing the truth is what prevents reason from prevailing. People think there really were witches when there were not. What other fears do people have today that prevents them from acting in a reasonable manner? Tell the students about Maher Arar. What kind of hysteria allowed Canada to send an innocent man to Syria to be tortured?”I like to read books do you like to too?
Just to kill another brain cell or two, reread this beautiful language:
discuss how a lack of reason is allowed to exist. Not knowing the truth is what prevents reason from prevailing.
Remember, stay in school.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, October 24, 2007