The Cellist of Sarajevo Critical Analysis
The Cellist of Sarajevo A. Predict Look at the photo above and the title of the unit. What do you think this unit will be about? Write down your thoughts. By representing the image of a man playing the cello, I wanna think that this unit talk about music, a topic that personally I like to talk. B. Share Information 1. What kind of music do you enjoy? Jazz? Rock ‘n’ roll? Classical? Hip-hop? I like listened hip- hop, reggaeton, rock in pish and electro because i think have beat and are easy to dance. 2. What creative things do you like to do? Play a musical instrument? Paint? Write? Dance? Design or Decorate? Sew?
Something else? Sometimes I like to write letters or poems for people who are important to me. 3. Do you enjoy going to the movies, theater, concerts, museums? Yeah I like going to the movies, especially when it comes to one of my favorite movies. also enjoy going to the concert because you feel the vibration of music all over your body, and why not to mention the museum, is the most important way of looking at art. C Background and vocabulary. The boldfaced words are in Reading One. Before you read the passage below, read the words and study their meanings. 1. Cherished 2. Exuberant 3. Solitary 4. Unassuming 5. Repertoire 6.
Soothe 7. Furor 8. Defy 9. Carnage 10. Anticipation 11. haunting 2 Focus on reading Reading One: The Cellist of Sarajevo. Read the quotation from Georges Braque and answer the question. Then read Paul Sullivan’s article and keep Braque’s statement in mind as you read. 12. I think what you have to become the wound itself to find the light that both seek. Read for main ideas. Work with a partner. Read the statements and decide which three represent the main ideas of Reading One. Discuss the reasons for your choices. 1. Involving yourself in what you do best will always help you to emerge victorious from the most difficult situations. . Music can give people the strength they need to soothe both physical and emotional pain. 3. Art creates a community of people. These ideas are related to the reading because summarizes what the author means in history of the cellist of Sarajevo. Read for details. Work with a partner. Number the eight episodes in the “The Cellist of Sarajevo” in the order in which they take place. 3 Yo-Yo MA plays a cello concert of David Wilde? s work at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. 1 Vedran Smailovic plays the cello with the Sarajevo Opera in the 1980s. The author plays the piano in a nursing home 5 David Wilde reads an article about Smailovic playing the cello in the midst of bombs; Wilde writes a cello composition in Sarajevo. 6 Smailovic plays the cello in the streets of Sarajevo. 2 The author is invited to perform at the international Cello Festival in Manchester, England. 4 On May 27, 1992, A Breadline in Sarajevo is shelled. 7 Smailovic embraces Yo-Yo Ma in the concert hall. MAKE INFERENCES 1. Because it was in memory of the carnage, the music was the best he could do at that time. 2. Because he wanted to express brotherhood with Vedran. 3.
Because Yo-Yo Mo looked out across the audience and stretched out his hand and then Smailovic rose from his seat. 4. Because everyone in the hall erupted in chaotic, emotional frenzy. They were exhuberant. 5. They are dressed formally. 6. The music help us to express our feelings and soothe. EXPRESS OPINIONS 1. In my opinion Vedran was brave and prudent because in that time he resolved to do the thing he did best: music. 2. Yes, it is. Yes they do, because they mean that everyone know music and enjoy it, the music reflect our feelings even we? re sad or angry. 3. Yes, I think they do, because they are also humans.