End of his book foster reminds us that no one in the

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end of his book, Foster reminds us that, “no one in the world can read” any piece of literature exactly the same way (p. 300). To what extent is literary analysis dependent on both the writer’s intent and/or on the reader’s interpretations? Discuss the role of the reader in literary analysis. Use evidence from Foster’s book to support your claims. 14.Towards the end of his book, Foster encourages his readersto “take ownership of your own reading” and “to read confidentlyand assertively” (p. 301). Discuss how the contents of his book have strengthened your ability to read “confidently and assertively.” What are the most important lessons you have learned for forming opinions and interpreting literature? What lessons about “reading between the lines” resonate with you the most and will stick with you? Add to the film—comic, tragic, wry, perplexing, etc.? Explain. Parts III & IV: Reader Response Journals for A Thousand Splendid Suns andThe Handmaid’s Tale These will not be personal response journals, in which you simply write down random thoughts about how you are feeling about the reading. It is much more than that. These journals are designed to help you further develop your critical thinking and reading skills, become aware of your growth in these skill areas, and ultimately improve your ability to discover and articulate analytical readings of a text.Journal Entries: You will complete five or morejournal entries foreach novel for a total of at least 1,200 words per novel. You can make a few longer entries or numerous shorter ones; it’s completely upto you. Keep track of your word count as you go and list the total at the end of each journal.Important note: any time you cite a passage it does notcount toward the wordcount for your journal entry. You do not have to copy an entire passage though. Why not include a photocopy or, if digital, cut and paste. Always cite page numbers.As you read, use close reading techniques to improve them. Your close reading may and should prompt ideas for journal entries. Use any of the following starters for journal entries. Never summarize the text!! All5
journal entries are to be analytical exercises. Be sure to vary your entrytypes (don't do the same thing over and over again).Let Professor Foster’s ideas be your guide while you analyze in depth. Much of the point of asking you to read these novels right after readinghis book is to apply his teaching to an actual text. Choose from the following list of ideas for each entry. You may choose more than one per entry if you like. Make sure to cite the page numbers.

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