Please choose a passage from Toni Morrison’s short story Récitatif that you feel exemplifies the text and write a short response. What did you think of this text and its place within contemporary literature?
What were your impressions of James Baldwin’s “Notes of a Native Son”? Which moment in the text (I’m thinking, for example, of moments when he so accurately describes the feeling a child toward a difficult parent, but there are so many) did you find the most powerful? Choose a passage and share your thoughts and a question.
For extra credit, write a reaction to Chinua Achebe’s short story “Chike’s School Days.” This should be posted by Thursday morning.
What are your reactions to Doris Lessing’s “The Old Chief Mshlanga”? What was interesting and/or challenging about the way the story is told? Choose a passage and provide an analysis.
Please share your thoughts on a passage from Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and respond to your classmates’ ideas at least 5 times.
Please post and contribute to the discussion before the end of the day.
What was your reaction to Bertolt Brecht’s play The Good Woman of Setzuan? The play ends with a fairly straightforward message; how did you understand it? Choose an important passage and share your analysis.
What did you think of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own”? What are the main points of Woolf’s argument? Please share your thoughts, choose a passage that you think is particularly interesting, and analyze the passage.
Please post a reaction to Ichiyo’s short story “Separate Ways.” Did you enjoy this story (or not)? Do you see any similarities or parallels to Flaubert’s story?
What did you think of Flaubert’s short story “A Simple Heart”? How is this different from other texts we’ve read? Choose a passage and respond to the text.
Please choose a passage from Rime of the Ancient Mariner that you feel exemplifies the text and write a short response. What did you think of this poem? How does it fit into the Romantic period?