Now that you have read the short story "war" and watched the short film adaptation, please answer the three following questions:
1. How would you characterize the ending of this story… a realization, a denouement, or an epiphany?
Denouement - after the climax, a gentle restoration of relationships prior to the events in the story
Realization - where a character becomes aware of a reality in his or her life
Epiphany - a sudden, sharp realization, an awareness of a desire that can never be fulfilled, or "reality"
Explain your answer and describe its effect on the characters' different levels of denial. (100-150 words)
2. What desires motivate the fat traveler? Explain. Are these in conflict? (100-150 words)
3. Why is the atmosphere of the overnight train appropriate? (100-150)
Primary Blog Entry: As you watch the film, "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas," consider all the different ways the humans subconsciously and consciously invoke denial as a coping mechanism/survival tactic. Select two or three topics (single words) in which denial often occurs. List them, briefly define each topic, and explain how and why denial is so often found in the experience of each topic. ADD WORD COUNT AT END OF BLOG ENTRY!
Secondary Blog Entry: After you have posted your Primary Blog Entry, please read ALL of your colleagues' entries. Select two that interest you and respond to them in Secondary Blog Entries. You may agree or disagree and explain why, provide further examples and evidence, or offer an alternative way of addressing the topic. ADD WORD COUNT AT END OF BLOG ENTRY!
Primary Blog Entry Expectations (respond to the prompt above): 200-250 words, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the assigned "pen name" given to you in class.
Secondary Blog Entry Expectations (read everyone's first responses, select two that interest you, and respond to their ideas): 100-150 words EACH, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the assigned "pen name" given to you in class.
(3 total blog entries for this assignment)
*your blog must clearly relate to the prompt.
*connect to at least one aspect of the reading.
*show thinking that extends beyond simple summarization.
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