Assignment 1 Week 3 will focus on theme, which is one of the key literary terms of literary analysis.
Read pages 184-187 and 200-201 in Backpack Literature. Be sure to take notes about theme for future reference in the course.
Next, read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Harrison Bergeron on pages 194-200 of Backpack Literature.
Respond to questions 1-5 on pages 200 of Backpack Literature. ( 250 words)
Identify one of the themes in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Harrison Bergeron. Discuss how Vonnegut develops this theme through the short story. How do other literary elements such as character and tone contribute to the theme? (250 word)
Re-read Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Harrison Bergeron in Backpack Literature.
Respond to the following Discussion Question on the Discussion Board thread titled, Week 3, Assignment 3:
What tendencies in present-day American society is Vonnegut satirizing? Does the story argue for anything? How would you sum up its theme? (250 word)