A Little Context for Things Fall Apart

Let’s explore some information that should give you a sense that the analysis you’re doing of this novel is relevant and that it makes sense. I’m going to tell you a few facts, and then use those facts to make an argument about the dialogical nature of this text, and…

Continue reading

Critical Reading: Beginnings, Middles and Ends

crying

Before I even distribute Lord of the Flies, I will ask you questions about the book, and I will expect you to answer them correctly. The questions all have the same answer, and they’re part of the same trick question.  On one level, the answer to every “why” question about a…

Continue reading

Beginnings, Middles and Ends in the Reading Process

Before we even began reading Lord of the Flies, I asked you questions about the book, and I expected you to answer them correctly. The questions all had the same answer, and they’re part of the same trick question.  On one level, the answer to every “why” question about a…

Continue reading