For your final discussion post of the semester, provoke a conversation about  our three texts that present us with the relatively contemporary, postmodern 

1)Discussion: Marra, Hirokazu, Ogawa  (Need 250 words) one page ,check the example i upload

 

For your final discussion post of the semester, provoke a conversation about

 

our three texts that present us with the relatively contemporary, postmodern

 

world. In these texts, we face a city that is being deconstructed and has no

 

center, a family that is torn apart, warriors whose battles are brought into work

 

rather than the battlefield, and lovers who bring a temporary pleasure and

 

enduring absence.

 

Within these losses, how do cities, families, worker-warriors, and lovers create

 

meaning? Substance? Relationships they value? How do characters

 

transform what used to be into what is?

 

Assignment: Discuss two texts for each discussion posts in light of one of our

 

archetypes: My warrior, my lover, my father, my home. How do the texts

 

present transformed possibilities for one of these foundational elements?

 

Bring in a quote from Bennett & Royle. You might want to reference one of our

 

earlier texts to have a basis on which to compare/contrast. Definitely quote

 

from the two texts you’re comparing and contrasting.

 

Example: Perhaps you’ll compare and contrast Marra’s novel and Ogawa’s in

 

terms of how the texts depict a home, including its loss and its re-creation.

 

The notion you could bring in from Bennett & Royle could be something from

 

“Beginnings,” such as their warning against giving priority to your first reading.

 

Thus, you could start out by quoting B&R’s warning against thinking your first

 

reading of Messina as a depiction of a neighborhood in Much Ado as being

 

inconsequential but, upon revisiting it in light of Marra’s and Ogawa’s

 

depictions, you now…Whatever it might be!

 

 

2)Journal  ( 350 words) one and half page

 

For your final journal post of the semester, you have the opportunity to explore

 

three of the texts we have read or viewed that present us with the relatively

 

contemporary, postmodern world. In these texts, we face a city that is

 

being deconstructed and has no center, a family that is torn apart, warriors

 

whose battles are brought into work rather than the battlefield, and lovers who

 

bring a temporary pleasure and enduring absence.

 

As you did with this week’s discussion, analyze, suggest, explore, and / or

 

ponder how, within these losses, cities, families, worker-warriors, and lovers

 

create meaning, substance, relationships they value or how characters

 

transform what used to be into what is.

 

Assignment: Discuss two texts for the journal post in light of one of our

 

archetypes: My warrior, my lover, my father, my home. How do the texts

 

present transformed possibilities for one of these foundational elements?

 

Bring in a quote from Bennett & Royle. You might want to reference one of our

 

earlier texts to have a basis on which to compare/contrast. Definitely quote

 

from the two texts you’re comparing and contrasting.

 

Example: Perhaps you’ll compare and contrast Marra’s novel and Ogawa’s in

 

terms of how the texts depict a home, including its loss and its re-creation.

 

The notion you could bring in from Bennett & Roylecould be something from

 

“Beginnings,” such as their warning against giving priority to your first reading.

 

Thus, you could start out by quoting B&R’s warning against thinking your first

 

reading of Messina as a depiction of a neighborhood in Much Ado as being

 

inconsequential but, upon revisiting it in light ofMarra’s and Ogawa’s depictions,

 

you now…Whatever it might be!

 

 

3) important: the example file for Discussion Board only