Referring to the “Quotation” exercise in the packet, quote a passage from Turkle’s chapter titled “Romance.” In your response, include an explanation of the context the quote appears in. What is going on in this part of her essay? What is Turkle discussing in the nearby sentences and paragraphs? Do you notice her using any “elements of narrative”? Who are the “characters” in this essay? Is there “action” or “conflict” that these characters are involved in?
In light of this context, what do you think the significance of the passage you’ve quoted is? What does the quoted passage do to you as a reader? How do you think it contributes to the essay as a whole? Does it develop the “action(s)” Turkle is narrating? Does the passage analyze the “action” or the “characters”? Is Turkle making a “point” in this passage? What exactly is she saying? Explain!