Week 6 Dubliners/ As I Lay Dying:
February 23, 2009
Week 6: Dubliners
Hey, I realize we've been looking at Dubliners for quite a while now, so I'll give you some options:
1) Look at the last story of Dubliners, "The Dead," and try and look in detail at the theme of past and memory. If you need some direction, the speech that Gabriel gives at the dinner party is full of big ideas to explore.
2) Now might be a good time to write an entry outside of the book. For example, Joyce has said that he's trying to make a portrait of Dublin as he knew it in this book: how does the way he presents the city help to show us the history and culture of the time? How is this similar/different to the way we learn in a history course? Which is more interesting/accurate?
3) If you'd like, start reading the first few chapters of "As I Lay Dying" and respond to that. What are your first impressions?
4) As always, any other subject is fair game.