UTA engl230 lesson 1-6 discussions latest 2016 july

| March 14, 2016

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.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823424_1&mode=view”>Lesson 1 Discussion Forum: Turn-of-the-century texts
Post your response to all three questions, and then comment on the posts by two of your classmates. You need to address all three questions when responding to each classmate.

Introduce yourself to your classmates. Tell us about your major, your goals and plans, your hobbies and interests, whatever you would like to share.
What does the story “Punishment” have to say about telling lies and telling the truth? Does anyone tell the truth in the story? Discuss a quote to support your points.
Higuchi Ichiyo was a great admirer of classical Japanese literature. In honor of her love for classical literary form, try your hand at tanka, a traditional Japanese poem. Write a tanka poem based on a character, theme, symbol, or something else related to “Child’s Play.” Briefly introduce the theme of your tanka. Be sure to follow the strict pattern for tanka poems of 31 syllables in 5 lines of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables per line. (NOTE: Discussion forum criteria and a guide to writing tanka poems have been provided in Lesson 1.)

.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823425_1&mode=view”>Lesson 2 Discussion Forum: WW1 and WW2
Post your response to all three questions, and then comment on the posts by two of your classmates. You need to address all three questions when responding to each classmate.

While most of the events in Joyeux Noel are based on the historical event known as the Christmas truce of 1914, the Danish soprano Anna is a fictional character. Why has the filmmaker included her? Does she add anything or is she a distraction? Is she a symbol of anything? Discuss specific examples to support your points.
In “The Fly,” do you think the boss is a sympathetic character? Why or why not? Why does he mess with and ultimately kill the fly at the end of the story?
What do you think of Henri in “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen”? Discuss one quote from the story to illustrate your sense of him.

.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823426_1&mode=view”>Lesson 3 Discussion Forum: Things Fall Apart
Post your response to all three questions, and then comment on the posts by two of your classmates. You need to address all three questions when responding to each classmate.

In Part I ofThings Fall Apart we see a strong sense of family and community among the Igbo. Discuss one practice or tradition which you admire. What social or moral values does it embody?Discuss one practice/tradition and let other classmates point out others.
Examine the ways things are changing from within the culture, even before the arrival of the white man. Discuss one practice that some members of the clan question.
Were you prepared for what happens at the end of Part III ofThings Fall Apart? Why or why not? Discuss specific examples to support your points.

.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823427_1&mode=view”>Lesson 4 Discussion Forum: 20th/21st century texts
Post your response to all three questions, and then comment on the posts by two of your classmates. You need to address all three questions when responding to each classmate.

While Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is obviously not a children’s story, why do you think the author subtitled it “A Tale for Children”?
There are many Yellow Woman stories in Native American literature. The kachina-figure can be either a nature spirit or a trickster-figure. In your view, is Silva a nature-spirit or a trickster? Discuss one quote to illustrate your position.
What does Under the Same Moon have to say about border issues? Discuss one specific example from the film to illustrate your point.

.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823428_1&mode=view”>Lesson 5 Discussion Forum: Making Connections Project
1. Share your Making Connections Project with your classmates on our Discussion Forum! Post your project as a Word document, a blog, a web page, or a PowerPoint.

2. Comment with encouraging words to two classmates concerning their projects.

.uta.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/launchLink.jsp?course_id=_289471_1&content_id=_4823429_1&mode=view”>Lesson 6 Discussion Forum: The Namesake
Post your response to all three questions, and then comment on the posts by two of your classmates. You need to address all three questions when responding to each classmate.

In The Namesake as a little boy, Gogol is ok with his name; yet, later it becomes a big issue for him. Why does it become such a big issue? What does his name symbolize? What is associated with his name?
There are similarities in all of Gogol’s relationships with women. Point out one similarity and discuss it briefly. Point out only one and let others discuss other similarities.
Besides Gogol, Ashima is the second most interesting character in The Namesake. Let’s think about her evolution from a shy and isolated young woman to a mature and independent woman. Discuss one event that is significant in her evolution. Let others point out other events or periods in her transformation.

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