- sacrifice as altruism
- justice vs reputation
- selflessness vs selfishness
- family dysfunction
- strength from family
- supernatural as reality
- depression as motivator/paralyzer
- characters pushed to their limits
- time and storytelling
1. freedom (12 votes)
2. sacrifice as altruism (12 votes)
5. family dysfunction (11 votes)
6. strength from family (8 votes)
9. self-discovery (8 votes)
11. characters pushed to their limits (9 votes)
As you can see, there was a tie for the last spot. I can either randomly cut one that got 8 votes, I can cut one not randomly, or I can revise the two choices for family into one. Let me know if you have a preference–otherwise, I’ll choose and post my decision by the end of the day.
Remember: what’s up? how come? so what?
Instead of writing an essay, you will write:
- your thesis statement
- a paragraph supporting your thesis statement using the five-step method of incorporating quotations with a quotation from a text we read after the midterm
- a paragraph supporting your thesis statement using the five-step method of incorporating quotations with a quotation from a text we read at any point this semester
Additionally, there will be quotation identification questions that ask you to identify title, author, element of fiction, and to explain how that element of fiction is represented in that passage.