As a class, we are going to examine some
of the key
characters and their actions in texts we've read this year. We will do
this through a court-like examination of their motives, actions, and
responsibilities. Some will be tried for murder, others for lesser
crimes, but all will remain innocent - until proven guilty.
Your team of 4 will be pitted
against another team of 4, in the
roles of prosecution and defense. Your task is to seek justice for your
client - either the accused, or the State.
Each team will appoint a lead
attorney, two witnesses, and a
secondary attorney to make your case. For case assignments,
/ WHERE: The "performance" /
presentation will take place on a
day as pre-assigned by me, and we will all meet in the Little Theatre
for maximum dramatic effect during our usual class time.
You will use your oratory
skills, pre-gathered facts (including
textual citations and references), costumes to denote and add-to your
parts, proper courtroom etiquette, and a little dramatic skill to win
your case. I will serve as judge and jury, and for each case we examine
will declare a winner in either the prosecution or defense based on
overall case and presentation.
1) Holden Caulfield,
being sued in the
matter of emotional distress by the parties Jane Gallagher, Stradlater
& Ackley, his own parents, various former teachers, and others
has harassed and abused (see: Faith Cavendish, Carl Luce, etc.).
Prosecution and Defense to be assigned.
2) George Milton,
in the willful murder
of his alleged "best friend" Mr. Lennie Small.
Prosecution and Defense to be
3) Santiago Nasar,
in the matter of the
rape of Angela Vicario - was there sex, was it consensual?
Defense to be
4) Pedro & Pablo
Vicario, in the
matter of the murder of Santiago Nasar for the alleged rape of their
to be assigned.