We read a few pages in class today, and were asked to make a Mood Board to show our visual responses.
[unique images: see the link]
Whispering vs. Shouting - Mr. M believes in education and words, while Thami believes in violent, quick acts
Shattered window with a sun - Good lighting. Symbolizes the broken present, but there is expected to be a bright future (freedom)
Two people in wet red robes - everything is wet, draping and tangled up.
Newspeak - Mr. M mentioned how language is going to shape thoughts.
The red flag in Les Mis - Good lighting. The youth have strong impulse but not well thought-out. The red flag is vibrant and symbolizes things like anger and revolution. It is warning how they are very emotional but do not know the consequences.
Flame - on fire. Minds are on fire. The argument is on fire.
[Unique image: Chess Board]
Conflicts - Black & White, Male & Female, Teacher & Student...
Violence and Unrest - the root of the conflicts in this play and the thing that connects people's emotions
Race and Equality - Imperialism. Colonialism in Africa. Representation of black people.
Death - the death of Mr. M is the climax of the play. Controversy: is it self-defense to kill Mr. M or is it murder? Makes the audience to raise questions.
Freedom - Should you kill for the best for the majority?
Teacher - everyone is a teacher.
[Unique images: fire, skulls, the balance, and hands]
Victims - No matter who is right or wrong, there are always people being hurt.
Power - the black people are powerless, even when they are protesting or taking actions. They are controlled by a group of more powerful people.
Privilege - Isabelle, as a white girl, is privileged in this play because she does not actually experience discrimination.
Apartheid, Distortion, Shadow, Pursue of Freedom, Suffering
[Unique images: lava entering the sea, wrinkled eyes with wisdom]
Thami is the lava, and Mr. M is the sea - their encountering and their conflicts.