Monday, October 31, 2011

Alien Song Lyrics And Extrapolation? Xenophobia?

Do the songs and song lyrics connect with the concept of xenophobia? If so, how? Also, feel free to comment regarding other connections with science fiction. Please include some references to songs and song lyrics in your response. Please finish this blog response during class today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Burros? Icky? Apes? Maple Street? Other?

How do the thematic elements(i.e.- humans' destruction, reversal of the expected, inferiority, etc...) presented in The Planet Of The Apes movie make us contemplate and wrestle with the concept of xenophobia? Does it pertain to any of the Science Fiction we have read? Use quotations from the movie and texts to support your claims.  Post to this blog after for Mon., Oct. 31st. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Xenophobia On Maple Street?

How does The Twilight Zone Episode: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street address the concept of xenophobia?  What alarms you regarding the inhabitants actions and attitudes?  How does this episode align or differ with stories we have already read?  Other thoughts? Please respond by 2:30p.m. on Wed., October 5th, 2011.