Journal 1: Discuss one literary theme across our weekly short stories. General *

Journal 1: Discuss one literary theme across our weekly short stories.
General
* What, in particular, do you consider the critical insights of the reading?
* How does the critical insight offered in the reading align with your own life experiences?
* How do the examples in the reading echo your own experience? Do you know some other examples regarding the matter across different cultures?
* Are there any videos, podcasts, movies, or TV series that speak to the matter discussed in the reading you would recommend to the class?
* What questions does this reading raise or leave unanswered?
Meaning
What is the main idea of the essay- the chief point the writer makes about the subject, to which all the other ideas and details relate? What are the subordinate ideas that contribute to the main idea?
Purpose and audience
Why did the author write the essay? What did the author hope readers would gain from it? What did the author assume about the knowledge and interests of readers, and how are these assumptions reflected in the essay?
Method and structure
What method or methods does the author use to develop the main idea, and how do the methods serve the author’s subject and purpose? How does the organization serve the author’s subject and purpose?
Language
How are the author’s main ideas and purpose revealed at the level of sentences and words? How does the author use language to convey his or her attitudes toward the subject and make meaning clear and vivid?

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