Notes for September 21st:
tense-not enough time spent at home
Not assertive- hes interrupted
Condescending- unlike Carol, he would remain calm
Interaction with Carol
Several times, he turns his back to her while speaking on the phone. Wants to maintain separation of personal and professional
-exterior world exerts pressure; he is slipping
Crosses line with " I am not your father"
Goal=to understand/learn according to own measure
-unrelated to grade
"I was told I was stupid" = relate to me, understand yourself under my terms
During phone conversations, rattled by pressure
-too much = explosion
Agenda separate from Carols
-"begin by succeeding"
-philosophy of education
relies on language
later in play, job = primary concern
-opposed to carols concern regarding grade in Act 1
rushed- forced to present her case in 10 minutes
Interaction with John
tell me what to do
-if I read and take notes, I should pass
"help me" = teach me
-pass me so I can help others
ponders why John remains despite house/family commitments
Why does he want to be personal with me
-invasion of privacy
-added meaning during phone conversation, "I ve been with a student"
"why did you stay with me when you should have gone"?
-John responds "I like you".
Agenda shifts as a result of reflection and group influence
-success with sexual harassment
-no longer what must I do to pass
troubled by language
-confused with "precept", "concept", "paradigm"
-instead, relies on feeling
Group influence: patriarchal society = vile, manipulative, classist, pornographic
"These are not allegations. These are facts"
-oversimplification implies naivety
Demands john display personal accountability
-"By your own actions"
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