IOP Topic Theme of depression and the fickle nature of human minds.Activities: Roleplay the characters on both Mondays to showcase changes that happened, discuss the setting’s relation to the play ” Great Depression”Conclusion: IOP Topic: Values deIOP Topic: Values depicted by the characters in the play which are allegorical to the values present in America during the Great Depression era. For example, one value is despair. In the play, alcoholism is common. Tom, Jim, Gus and eventually Kenneth are drinkers and they do so to escape from the harsh realities of life. For instance, Gus is an alcoholic as he had been working at the warehouse for 22 years but the harsh truth is that his life hasn’t gotten any better. Another value depicted is friendship and loyalty. Kenneth is a good friend to Bert, and he is constantly encouraging Bert to keep dreaming and never give up. The author’s purpose is to, through Kenneth, inform others that a loyal friend can really help us through the darkest times. Another example is Gus. Despite his rudeness, he is loyal, most obviously to Tom Kelly, eg pg 38 “You fire Tommy, you fire me!” Another value depicted is superficiality. This is depicted by Patricia. When Larry buys a new car, she starts flirting with him because she thinks he is rich and can make her life better, but once he sells the car, she leaves him. This delusion and superficiality was often in America during the great depression with women trying to marry rich men to improve their lives. Activities- presentation with a introduction of writer and his work as this play is somewhat like what he has experienced last time.IOP TOPIC – HOW ALCOHOLISM AFFECTS THE CHARACTERS as seen by Gus and KennethIOP TOPIC – HOW ALCOHOLISM AFFECTS THE CHARACTERS as seen by Gus and Kenneth ACTIVITIES~ PRESENTATIONCONCLUSION~ IOP Topic: Mundane cycle of lifeIOP Topic: Mundane cycle of lifeActivities: Pictures of the Great Depression, portrayal of play, Conclusion: Though the cycle of life is mundane, the way people deal with Everyday life is different. During the Great Depression people often dealt with problems not faced in contemporary society where food and money were a constant challenge. These struggles contributed to the gloomy world that those in the Great Depression period lived in. The overall challenges in life led to the mundane lifestyle of working coming home eating and restarting this cycle this is what made life mundane during that time. Many people therefore took on a pessimistic approach. Many during that time chose a role like Gus, who took the more pessimistic role and instead of trying to cope, became a drunkard after his Wife died. However some people were like Agnes who is often seen smiling and take a more optimistic perspective on life and was able to find the little joys in life.1)IOP Topic-2)Ac1)IOP Topic-2)Activities3)ConclusionIOP Topic:IOP Topic: Activities:ConclusionIOP Topic: Theme ofIOP Topic: Theme of depression Activities Roleplay as Patricia to show how people cope with tough times. Discuss about setting with a picture Great Depression Era) and how it brings out the theme.Conclusion1) Theme of depressi1) Theme of depression and poverty, readers are able to see how life is being sucked out of the characters in the workplace as they are portrayed as dull and lifeless people and also how the depressing times changes a persons outlook on life, having either hope for tmr or hopelessness2) Roleplaying the different characters, before, during the summer and after, during winter, portraying their change of attitude after a long while, which brings out the theme of depression3) conclude by linking how certain characters’ change in behavior and attitude contribute to the theme of depression and poverty1)Iop topic2)Act1)Iop topic2)Activities3)ConclusionIOP TopicsActiviIOP TopicsActivitiesConclusionIOP Topic Activity ConclusionIOP Topic Activity Conclusion The theme of Hope verses Despair within humanity is prevalent in the play. The main character, Bert, plays a role of an optimist, contrasting against the dull, mundane mood and atmosphere cast within the play. Other characters are depicted as pessimists, who constantly wallow in self-pity and misery. For example, Gus is portrayed as foul-mouthed and crude, and enters the second Monday as a drunkard after his Wife passes away. As a result, he spirals into a life of hopelessness, further developing the despair within the characters. In comparison, Bert never gives up his dreams of attending college and furthering his education, evidenced by him constantly making an effort to read “War and Peace”. This is supported by his frugal nature as he attempts to save money for college. Thus, Bert seems to be idealistic and is passionate about his own future and dreams. Within humanity, there are many who fall to failure and are demoralised. However, Bert represents the aspect of humanity that determines to succeed regardless of the circumstances. Thus, “A Memory Of Two Monday’s” sheds light on the real world and the overall perception of humanity.Activities: During the IOP, one person can roleplay Bert and a depressing character such as Gus to establish a firm transition from hope to despair as the characters excluding Bert succumbs to hopelessness eventually on the second Monday. In addition, one person from the audience can be asked to think about the perspective of these depressed characters and try to reason with their apparent hopelessness. Also, the Great Depression as a historical factor assist in developing a negative mood. Thus, the setting can be adequately constructed and portrayed to help the audience understand the themes in the play.Conclusion: This thematic is powerful in showcasing the historical elements and background within the play following the Great Depression. It also highlights the the remarkable change from positive to negative, strongly emphasising the mindsets and attitude of the characters. At the end of the play, although everyone gives up, Bert still persists in believing in his dream, showcasing the strength of his willpower, ending on a hopeful note. Various moralities are explored especially through the ideologies possessed by the characters, where through Bert, his positive outlook to life wraps the play up in a semi-lighthearted manner.Group lepak at times magazine cornerGroup lepak at times magazine corner1) IOP TopicAspirations vs meaningless realityBert is reading extensively and working to be able to enter college. His colleagues on hhe other hand, have been working in the same cooperation for most of their adult workinth lives and in the case of Gus, has been there for 22 years. His colleagues have a cycle of coming to work, lamenting, deprecating themselves and taking alcohol, not having any hope of leaving behind this mundane and subsistent lifestyles. Bert eventually is able to leave for college while his colleagues continue the boring, depressing cycle of life. Gus passes away, having spent 22 years in the company.2) ActivitiesRole play/ props3) Conclusion”Insert corny quote about education hereDon’t let your dreams be dreams!