Writing Task 2—questions

Topics: Literature, The Holocaust, Fiction Pages: 2 (345 words) Published: March 7, 2014
Writing Task 2—questions
Note: Literary texts used can be any of the texts studied in the course and may be from the prescribed literature in translation (PLT) list.

Reader, culture and text
1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers? The following are examples of texts that may be studied for student responses to question 1. Suggestion for The Reader: How would a Jewish teenaged reader react to this text, particularly the scenes in the church and the trials, versus a German Christian teenager?

2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or language or for a different audience, how and why might it differ?
The following are examples of texts that may be studied for student responses to question 2. Suggestion for The Reader: How would author Luong Ung, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975), respond to this novel? How might a German audience differ in its understanding of this novel than a North American audience?

Power and privilege
3. How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? The following are examples of texts that may be studied for student responses to question 1. Suggestion for The Reader: How are women portrayed in the novel? Why might this be?

4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced within the text? The following are examples of texts that may be studied for student responses to question 2. Suggestion for The Reader: What is the effect of having very little testimony of Jewish Holocaust survivors in the novel?

Text and genre
5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?
The following are examples of texts that may be studied for student responses to question 1. Suggestion for The Reader: How does The Reader conform to Western conventions of a novel and how does it depart from these conventions?

6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • JET 2 Task 2 Essay
  • Ielts, Writing Task 2 Essay
  • Essay about unit 21 task 2
  • Essay about English Written Task 2
  • supply chain task 2 Essay
  • ielts writing task 2 material Essay
  • Studymode Assignment 205 task A 2 Essay
  • IELTS Writing Task 2 Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free