How to Read Literature Like a ProfessorGuided Reading: Interlude & Chapters 21-23Interlude: One Story1.What does Foster mean when he says “there’s only one story”?He means that every story is about humanity, as well as every story already having been told, which means any new stories are part of older stories, whichare part of even older stories.2.How do YOU define “archetype”?I define archetype as what a character is like. What kind of person they are. How will they act in certain situations, and what their values are. Foster calls archetypes a pattern that catches on and shows up again and again.Chapter 21: Marked for Greatness3.What might physical marks or imperfections symbolize?In real life, imperfections mean nothing, but in literature physical marks and imperfections open up opportunities for the characters to be different from other characters(or marked for greatness).4.How can landscapes be “marked” as well? What might it mean?A landscape can be marked as barren, and a wasteland, which is usually used to show struggle, a quest to restore fertility.5.Beyond the individual, what can imperfection or deformity indicate?Imperfection or deformity is often associated with moral shortcomings in characters 6.What are some of the symbolic indications of monsters in literature?