FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR THE FIRST PAGE.
- One paragraph explaining author’s purpose & Central Idea in telling the storyâ€”his or her main point or main/central idea. This is a general statement about people, society, human nature, relationships that is derived from specific events in the story. It is a generalization from the story and reflects the author’s vision of the world. Provide some examples from the story to support your notion of central idea.
- One paragraph discussion point of view and feminist perspective. Include examples from the text that exemplify examples feminist perspective.
(300 WORDS TOTAL)
I HAVE ATTACHED A COPY OF THE ARTICLE “lamb to the slaughter” AS A PDF FOR THIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT.
Correctly worded central idea:
- The story reveals that the overwhelming desire of a one-sided infatuation can blindly drive people to seek intimacy in the name of love.
- The central idea is that people who have difficulty dealing with reality will often create a fantasy life to escape into
Incorrect central ideas:
- The central idea is about love. (not a complete statement)
- The central idea is that Tessie was treated unfairly. (not a generalization)
- The central idea is that people should treat others’ fairly. (advice; don’t use “should” statements in central idea)
- The central idea is that we are cruel and don’t see ourselves as others do. (don’t use first person in central idea)
- The central idea is about how people react to tragedy. (not a statement;how DO people react to tragedy?)
- The central idea is that you canâ€™t trust people; they will try to deceive you.( donâ€™t use second person;giving advice)
SECOND ASSIGNMENT FOR THE SECOND PAGE
- How does living in a society and reading a literature dominated by men affects women, and by extension, society as a whole? (think about background information of authors and or what theyâ€™ve written)
- Do female characters show signs of resistance to patriarchy? If so, how is this resistance portrayed?
- How are the concerns unique to women in a particular place/time portrayed in the work? To what extent does this portrayal value those concerns?
Answer two questions from “A Room of One’s Own”
1) How does Woolf use physical spaces, and her narratorâ€™s movement through them, to advance her â€œargumentâ€?
2.) With which statements did you agree? Disagree? How does your own historical situation affect your responses?
3. What examples did Woolf use to illustrate the difference in the treatment of men and women on the campus.
4. Allegory is the expression of truths or generalizations about human existence by means of symbolic fictional figures and their actions. Why do you think Woolf uses allegory to convey her message about the treatment of women?
Answer two questions from “Lamb to Slaughter:
- How is feminism explored through a male lens? Remember the author of the story is a man.
- What influence does Mary’s pregnancy have on the story?
- Why does Mary get away with the crime? Also, look for the deeper meaning?