Of course we can laugh when our parents and grandparents (or even we) reflect on the “good ol’ days” when life was simple and children played in the yard, made fun out of anything they could find, and spent minimal time in front of the “boob tube” and even less playing video games. But even if television, the media, film, computers/internet, and video games aren’t necessarily bad for children and teens, give some thought to what they are missing out on by spending so much time with these everyday “outlets.” What might they be doing instead and what might those other activities do for their mental, emotional, and physical health? Have we lost touch with human interaction/communication on some level? Have we come so far that it is too late to get some of that back?
1)The first essay should focus on a literary work included in the “Fiction” section of the Norton Introduction and should, therefore, address at least one major component of this genre as articulated in that section (plot, narration and point of view, character, setting, symbol and figurative language, or theme). ——Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” ; Point of view 2)The second essay should focus on a literary work included in the “Poetry” section and should, therefore, address at least one major component of this genre as articulated in that section (speaker, situation and setting, theme and tone, language, visual imagery and figures of speech, symbol, sounds, internal structure, or external form). —— William Carls Willams “The red wheelbarrow”; Imagery 3) each essay will be 3-4 full, double-spaced pages with one-inch margins (MLA style). The goal of each paper is to explore one specific component of the given work and demonstrate how your observations clarify how the work has greater meaning beyond narrative or lyric poetry. In