Sunday, September 23, 2012

Astrological Comparison

A Google discussion board posting designed to get students used to examining a text through an outside lens.  

This should be a fun activity.  I want you to choose a character from either The Catcher in the Rye, or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian and infer their astrological sign based upon what you know about their personality from the events of your book.  Be sure to back up your claim with specific evidence from the book.  

Here's a quick guide to the signs:

ARIES - Assertive, aggressive, act quickly, needs adventure 
TAURUS - Stubborn, build slowly, expensive tastes, needs security 
GEMINI - Flexible, social, needs information & options 
CANCER - Indirect, emotional, needs a family 
LEO - Flamboyant, creative, egotistical, needs appreciation & self-expression 
VIRGO - Picky, careful, critical, needs things to make sense 
LIBRA - Social, wishy-washy, needs a relationship 
SCORPIO - Jealous, fight to the death, needs control 
SAGITTARIUS - Restless, philosophical, needs new horizons 
CAPRICORN - Executive, leader, needs to be boss 
AQUARIUS - Innovative, exciting, unconventional, needs to be independent 
PISCES - Sensitive, retreating, needs peace & quiet 

1 comment:

John said...

By the way, I am a Picses, Aries cusp... Can you blame me for finding interest in here? According to my signs I should curl up with a nice cup of chamomile tea and catch a Chuck Norris movie marathon.