Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seniors in Black

Here's a photo of my AP Literature class recently. They all happened to be wearing black (this happens often in high school), so I got their photo. Yes, this is the whole class but one who was absent. DoDDS teachers are spoiled, but, boy, can we get a lot done with them!

During a review of the novels we have read, I asked if the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice was a kind of "Cinderella" looking for her prince. One female student replied, "No, Elizabeth had her issues." Kids love that word (so do adults). After a pause, one of the male students, who had obviously been really thinking about that, said, in all seriousness, "Cinderella had issues, too!" I deftly avoided any further discussion on that topic. :-)


  1. I am finding that many of the novels I though silly 20 years ago are now my favorites! Jane Austen rocks!

    Nice class:-)


  2. Too cute! I agree with sidestepping Cinderella's issues.


  3. Loved this. "issues" and all. Who the hell doesn't have issues... but it was great that it came from a guy. (Lisa)