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Warm Up 2/2

Write a paragraph using this quote


from German philosopher Arthur
Schopenhauer (1788-1860): We
forfeit three fourths of ourselves to
be like other people. Your
paragraph can be about anything
youd like, but this quote must be
relevant to the overall meaning. The
quote may not appear in the first
sentence of your paragraph.

Setting up and following


quotations
Every time you use a quotation, you should
1.) Provide context
2.) Attribute the quote to its source
3.) Explain its significance
4.) Provide citation. (More detail on this later.
For now, just use put the authors last name
and the page number in parentheses).

Practice
Set up and follow these quotations according to the
guidelines set out in the handout. (Contexualize, attribute,
explain.) Remember: you will be making your own points
and using these quotations as evidence.
1.)
2.)

Nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence. -John
Knowles, A Separate Peace, p. 14
As I said, this was my sarcastic summer. It was only long after that I
recognized sarcasm as the protest of people who are weak. - John
Knowles, A Separate Peace. p. 29

Example #1
Surveying his old high school campus for the first time in
fifteen years, the narrator, Gene, seeks out specific,
mysterious locations, among them an old tree on a
riverbank that shows visible signs of decay. Here he
reflects that [n]othing endures, not a tree, not love, not
even a death by violence (Knowles, 14). This disquieting
passage is explained no further and its full meaning is left
mysterious for the reader. However it seems likely that
something of significance has happened at this tree.

Example #2
Looking back, Gene is critical of his high school
self, especially in terms of his strength of
character. As I said, that was my sarcastic
summer, he says at one point, [i]t was only
later that I recognized that sarcasm was the
protest of the weak. (Knowles, 29) Sincerity, it
seems, is something that only comes to Gene
in adulthood.

Practice
Set up and follow these quotations according to the guidelines in the handout.
Remember, you will be making your own points, and using these quotes as
evidence:
1.)

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their
own understanding of their history. - George Orwell, 1984, p.115

2.)

Men at some time are masters of their fate. The fault, dear Brutus, is not
in our stars but in ourselves. - Cassius in Julius Caesar Act 1 Scene 2

3.)

The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong. President Barack Obama, State of the Union address 1/20/2015

Example
In George Orwells novel Animal Farm, information control
is shown to be an important technique by which totalitarian
regimes retain control over their people. He pursues this
idea further in 1984, at one point having a character note
that [t]he most effective way to destroy people is to deny
and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
(Orwell, 115) His novels serve as a warning for us today to
be protective of our rights to knowledge and freedom of
expression.

More quotes to use for a quote


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As I said, this was my sarcastic summer. It was only long after that I
recognized sarcasm as the protest of people who are weak. - John Knowles, A
Separate Peace. p. 29 (Gene is the character who is speaking.)
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from
pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. George Orwell, Animal Farm. p. 141
This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it
would have his rations reduced by half. - George Orwell, Animal Farm. p.

Example #2
Animal Farm ends on a chilling note: The
animals looked from pig to man, and from man
to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it
was impossible to tell which was which.
(Orwell, 141) The novel comes full circle, as the
pigs re-establish the authoritarian order they
had promised to help their fellow animals
overcome.

Example #3
George Orwells piercing use of irony is one of the key
features of Animal Farm. At one point he explains that
work on the farm was strictly voluntary, but that any
animal who absented himself from it would have his rations
reduced by half. (Orwell, __) By describing voluntary
work the animals would be punished for not doing, Orwell
slyly illustrates how words can lose their meaning under
totalitarian regimes, where leaders are protected from
criticism and thus able to dictate their own reality.

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