- Discussion Questions: What do you find the theme to be? What is the larger idea or message from the story/stories? Use references from the text to explain and support and your point.
- For example, if you state the theme of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is that love can result in violence, you must then give an example of how love results in violence in the play as proof that the theme exists. You then follow your example with a citation (Shakespeare, page #). If your reading is online, the citation is (Shakespeare).
- NOTE: Using outside websites is not permitted. Turnitin will check your work. If content from the internet is located in your response, you will not receive credit for your work. Rather than rely on the internet, consider emailing me questions about what you read and emailing me what you’ve written to have it checked. To ensure you receive a reply, do not wait until the due date to ask for help.
- Requirements: Your submission must be 200+ words in length. “Direct quotes” from the text do NOT count as part of the 200+ words, but paraphrasing ideas into your own words WILL count. Utilize a minimum of 2 different examples from the text to prove your theme. Every example should be followed by a (citation).
This is the website for the reading: https://archive.vcu.edu/english/engweb/webtexts/hour/