For this last week’s discussion, I want you to show some of the skills you’ve hopefully gained in working through the other discussions in this course. In previous posts, we’ve looked at themes, symbols, characterization, contextual issues (history, culture, etc.), and even how the stories are relevant to today. In this final discussion, I want you to reflect on at least one particular event or passage from each of the assigned texts for this week using whichever of those previous lenses seems most relevant. So, you might look at all three stories and look at how they use symbols. Or, you may decide that you want to talk about a particular theme from Allende’s story, a character from Pamuk’s story, and the importance of history in Adichie’s work. How you mix and match the potential literary lenses that you want to use is up to you, but I want you to show that you have some knowledge of how one might break down and analyze at least one example from each of the stories for this week.
In addition, your initial post needs to be at least 450 words in length.The discussion instructions state that these responses are to be your own original responses to the readings and are not to use any outside sources.