Use this text as the subject of your Weekly Discussion. Typical page length for your original post should run 600 words. As you respond, use summary, paraphrase or quotations from the text to explain your ideas. Make sure to include page number citations and works cited citation at the end. The goal of these literature journals is to interact with the text’s big ideas, so please do not just summarize the reading. Writing Prompts (Choose One): This week we learned about the importance of setting. Sometimes setting can be a mere decoration or backdrop, but more often its not that simple, and at times, setting can play a large, important role like that of a character. Can you talk about the role of setting in The Storm. First identify the setting (time, place, weather, atmosphere) referencing as many textual clues as possible. Then tell me whether or not setting in this story is just decoration or whether or not it plays a more important role. Explain your thinking. This week also focused on tone and style. How would you characterize the tone/style of A Clean Well Lighted Place? Explain your thinking using textual references. Weve read two stories now by William Faulkner: A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning. What similarities do you notice that could be indicative of Faulkners style? Explain your thinking using textual references from the two texts. We also learned about theme this week. Remember that a theme is defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly. It is important not to confuse a theme of a literary work with its subject. Subject is a topic that acts as a foundation for a literary work, while a theme is an opinion expressed on the subject. For example, a writer may choose a subject of war for his story, and the theme may be his personal opinion that war is a curse for humanity. Pick one of the assigned readings (from this week) and explain the storys theme using textual evidence to support your thinking.
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