Discussion Assignment (Due by beginning of class next week)
*You will be required to post at least two thoughtful, well-constructed comments or responses in order to earn the full point value each week. Discussion posts must be copy-edited and proofread. Typos happen to everyone but a careful re-reading will allow you to rid your writing of most of them.
After reading this week’s texts, explain in a single post:
- In both narratives this week, New Albany and “Emergency”, we encounter narrators who seem unreliable at times. At which point in each story do you begin to question the narrator?
- In what ways does your reading of each story change upon discovering that your narrator might be unreliable?
- How do you think the situations of each protagonist relate to some or all of Shield’s curated quote on page 137, “One view is ‘There’s something in charge… and I wanna get straight with it.’ Another view is ‘There’s something in charge and it means me no good and I wanna get the fuck out of here.’ And the third is ‘There’s nothing and everything going on.’ The third, because it contains the other two, is the most appealing to me”?
Please post your comments and responses to the week 5 discussion page for your class.
This page is for Tuesday discussion posts.