Dinner MenuChef—Rob Melton
What is your first reaction or response to the literature? Describe or explain it briefly. What have you heard about it or what do you know about it or bring to it (if anything)? What are you looking forward to in studying it?2.
What feelings did the literature awaken in you? What eotions did you fell?!.
What did you see happening in the literature? ".
#etell it briefly.$.
What eory does the literature call to ind%of people& places& events& sights& sells& or even of soething ore abiguous& perhaps feelings or attitudes?'.
What idea or thought was suggested by the literature? xplain it briefly..
*pon what& in the literature& did you focus intently%what word& phrase& iage& idea? +.
What is the ost iportant word in the literature? What is the ost iportant phrase or iage? What else is iportant?,.
What is the ost difficult word in the literature? What is there in the literature that you have trouble understanding?1-.
What kind of person do you iagine the author to be& or with what you know about this author& how is hisher life and style reflected in the literature?11.
/ow did you respond to the literature eotionally or intellectually? Did you feel involved with the literature& or distant fro it?12.
Do you think this is a good piece of literature? Why or why not?1!.
Does this literature call to ind any other literary work (prose& play& fil& story& novel& genre& etc.)? 0f it does& what is the connection you see between the?1".
0n writing about this literature& upon what would you focus? Would you write about soe association or eory& soe aspect of the text itself& about the author or about soe other atter?
1$. What is the setting%tie& place& situation& environent? /ow do you know? What clues of setting are provided& if any? 1'.ould the literature be as effective in another setting? 1.Does the setting play a aor role? 1+.0s there anything universal about the setting?1,. 0s there a unity of tie and place& or does the story change fro tie to tie and fro place to place? 2-. 3f what siilar scenes in other works does the setting reind you?21. What are your feelings about the setting? Would you like to live in this place?22. /ow does the societyenvironent of the literature differ fro your world? Which world do you prefer? Why? 2!. Describe the exposition of the literature.
2". 0s the characteri4ation effective?2$. 5re the characters stereotypes? 6tatic or dynaic? 7lat or round? 2'. 0s the character otivation valid?2. 0s there a clear protagonist? 2+. 0s there a clear antagonist? 2,. Do aor characters change in any way in the story?!-. 5re the characters consistent? Do they ever behave in an incredible& inconsistent anner?!1. /ow would you have acted differently fro the way any of the characters acted during crucial points in the story?!2. Which characters reind you of soeone you know? /ow? !!. Which character reinds you of yourself? Why?!". opare a character to another character in literature.!$. Discuss a character you adire& like or dislike. 6how why. !'. 8ive reasons for a character9s behavior (speculate as to the causes for the behavior). !. 0n the for of an autobiographical coent& exaine the positive values of a character. !+. Write a biographical sketch of a character.!,. 6peculate about the behavior of one of the aor characters. xaine hisher part to support your ideas."-. What do you think were the causes which ade a character behave as heshe does? Why did heshe behave as heshe did?"1. #espond to :uestions about the character. (problesolution) "2. Do a character9s actions parallel anything in your own life? "!. What are your first ipressions about a character? Do these change as you study the literature? /ow?"". 0f you could talk to any character& whet would you say?"$. Which of the following tell you the ost about a character; What a character does? What a character says or thinks? What others say about the character? /ow others react toward the character? What the author tells you about character? 6upport with specific exaples."'. /ow is a character responsible for what happens to hiself or herself? ". Write an interior onologue for one character in one scene."+. hoose two characters to copare and contrast. ",. <rainstor& cluster or ap a character.$-. Write a detailed physical description of a character.$1. Discuss actors appropriate for characters in a fil version.
$2. What are the internal conflicts? /ow are they resolved?
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