Mid Term Project Conversation 3

Part One

This is due during midterms next week. You should make an appointment on the schedule sheet.

You should choose one good narrative and one bad narrative from page 37 in your book. After you’ve read/watched these narratives, you should prepare to compare them. Be as analytic and detailed as possible. After you’ve summarized the stories, use RENNS and the abstract/concrete principles to explain how the narratives succeed or fail. Further, you should explain how you could use the good and/or bad narratives in a class.   \

Present your analysis to another student. This is 40% of your grade.

React to another student’s presentation. This is 30% of your grade.

Good narratives:

The book narratives – You only have to read one chapter of these books if you choose them. You may read these in Korean if you prefer. JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” Fyodor Dostoyevski’s “Crime and Punishment,” Brian Greene’s “Fabric of the Cosmos,” Soren Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling,” Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” Margaret Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno.”

The other narratives – You must watch/read the entire narrative if you choose one of these. You may read Mohsin Hamid’s “A Beheading,” watch Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” or read Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gently into That Good Night.”


Bad narratives:

The book narrative is Martin Hiedegger’s “Being and Time.” You only need to read one chapter.

Roger Christian’s “Battlefield Earth,” Richard Kelly’s “Southland Tales,” and Peter Farrelly’s “Film 43” are all movies. You should watch them to the end.

The IRS’ “1040a” is a type of paperwork. You should read the entire thing.


Midterm Part 2

Rewrite your original story from chapter 1. Improve it using what you’ve learned. Analyze your changes in less than 300 words. This is due on 4-26 before class. It is 30% of your grade.

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