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2.06B Text Analysis: “Unit 2 Journey to Identity” To download this file, click: File ” → “ Download As ” → Choose your file format, & SAVE to your English 1 folder that you have created . Text Analysis Title: Tuesdays with Morrie Author: Mitch Albom Publication Date:1997 I chose this book because (respond in at least 2 sentences): I chose this book because I’ve never been accepting when it came to the death of a loved one. I also felt like his philosophies on life could help me in the future. Discussion Questions Use the text and your analysis to prepare two interpretive or evaluative discussion questions. Then identify the type of question you have created. Question Is your question interpretive or evaluative? 1. Why was Mitch Morrie’s favorite student? Interpretive 2. Would I agree with Morrie’s opinions on materialistic items? evaluative Connecting with Character: Protagonist’s Name ________________________________ How do you relate to this character? I can barely relate to Morrie, I’ve never lost a parent, never had a life-threatening disease, children, or a life partner; but I can relate to his love of dance and all things
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beautiful. We both love dancing and making the most out of life. When we are with someone, we make sure that they feel comfortable and happy. We both don’t like to see sour faces or discrimination. We also agree that if a society doesn’t work, we won’t buy it. I am similar to the character in the following ways… I am different from the character in the following ways… Beginning: We love to talk, be around people, dance, and listen to music. End: We both are sur-rounded by people we love. Beginning: I love technlogy and tv and most likely could not live without it. Materalistic items are of some important use to me. End: I’m not dead. Identity Development Identify the protagonist’s stage of identity development throughout the story. Complete the chart with the correct stage and two instances of support from the text . Recall the different stages: · Identify Diffusion occurs when an adolescent does not make a commitment to any particular roles, values, or goals. · Identify Foreclosure occurs when someone makes a commitment without considering other possibilities. · Identity Moratorium occurs when an individual is in the midst of a crisis over a particular role or value and tries out alternatives in order to make a commitment. · Identity Achievement occurs when someone makes a personal decision or commitment after going through a crisis and exploring his or her option. Stage of Identity Development Text Support – provide two instances of textual support for each stage. Beginning Identity Forclosure When Morrie is given the option for treatment and medicine he refuses it and says that it will only prolong it. When asked if he could be
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cured in a snap if he would take it he replied no.
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