Kanter – Comm 1016Narrative Assignment #1
The first form of writing we will be examining this semester will be thenarrative form.A narrative is defined as a representation of an event or story.To help facilitate our discussion on the narrative form, please take a fewminutes to type out brief/informal responses to the following questions:1.What makes a good story? Be specific.
A good story contains great character development. This chararacter development causesthe observer to be able to relate on some level with the character. When events happen tothis character, the observer can relate to these events.
2.What are a couple of your favorite movies? books? songs?Why do you find these particular stories so compelling?
My favorite movies are Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Brave Heart, andFight Club.My favorite books are Cell, Desperation, both by Stephen King.My favorite songs are Failure By Design by From First to Last andMakeDamnSure by Taking Back Sunday.These stories are so compelling because they either come with a some personalemotional significance or they have some surprising dramatic plot twist.
Your typed responses will be collected for participation points.If you have a song that you feel tells a real meaningful story (through thelyrics/words/language – not simply because you like the music) – feel free to bring it with you to the next class session. We will only have time to play acouple in class – but it will provide an opportunity to see what resonateswith your peers.Showing up with a song is
mandatory – and because of time constraintsthere is no guarantee your song will be listened to – it depends how many people bring songs to the class session. It will be easiest if the song is on a