Writing: Literary Theory “Lens” Assignment and Portfolio/Blog Post

  1.  Read the worksheet (Google Doc.) you will be using and the literary “lens” definition handout (paper from Sandy).  The worksheet is shared in Google Docs – you will want to make your own copy of this. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RXw6FOsMVyStURTiVFcWYCSc-hIlGKDvNtDMg18lMDE/edit#gid=0
  2. Read the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html
  3. Fill out the spreadsheet for discussion on 12/7.
  4. Post completed assignment and reflection on your blog and share with S. Frye.

Wrapping up “A Tale For The Time Being”

Now that we have finished the book, it is time for you to leave your evidence of learning on your blog/portfolio.  You can do that in any way you wish, but here are some traditional essay topics that would work:

Themes: suicide, cultural differences, bullying, time, point-of-views – Ruth, Nao, etc.., structure of writing, relationships

Symbolism: jungle crow, Haruki secret French diary and letters, internet, Buddhist Temple, Tokyo, Island of Desolation in Canada