OK, so by Monday at 1pm, please do/respond to the following.
- MEDIA ANALYSIS: In a separate post (i.e., don’t reply to this post for #1; create your own post): post a piece of media and 2 discussion questions about a conflict, contradiction, or enigma in this media. The instructions for this post (which we reviewed in class) are here.
- Choose between the following prompts on the assigned reading by Denis Johnson and respond in 75-100 words. (Only do 2a or 2b.)
2a. Developing Conflict/Enigma with key details & events. After reading the narrative titled “Silences” (pp 41-44), what do you think the main conflict or enigma of this narrative is? Explain why you think this. Then, describe how Johnson leads us into this conflict/enigma on the first two pages. What are 2 key details or events that you notice in the first 2 pages that are important for building up to this conflict/enigma? Explain.2b. Transitions. After reading “Silences” and “Accomplices,” what do you notice about the way many of the paragraphs begin? How do many of the paragraph-opening sentences work to connect the ideas in the paragraphs together? Lastly, I want you to think about the content of the two stories (“Silences” and “Accomplices”): briefly, what is each story about? Do they seem similar or related? How does the sentence which begins “Accomplices” help build a connection between the two narratives (even if you don’t think there is much of a connection)?
- Write 150-200 words on a conflict, contradiction, or enigma based in your own life. This could be something you began brainstorming about on Wednesday or something different. The conflict, contradiction, or enigma might have to do with technology in some way, or it might not.