We covered some interesting ground today, leaving all sorts of things to pick up and think about further next week — questions of ethics and survival; of humanity, inhumanity, and animality; of progress, evolution, and decline; and of how the gendering of the novel and its characters might or might not shape how we think about these things. So for this blog post, you might think about how any of these issues continues to develop in the section we’ll discuss on Monday. Or you’re also welcome to address any other issues,whether they be related to these or separate. The only requirement here is that you ground your thinking in some quotation and close analysis of material from this section — show where and how the issues you’re discussing play out in the specific text of the novel.
Have a good weekend — see you all Monday!
Reminder: your response should go in the comments section for this post — click the “Leave a Comment” link at the top of the post. It should be at least 250 words, and is due by midnight on Sunday, November 13th. After class on Monday, you should return to this thread and post a response to one classmate’s post by class time Wednesday the 16th. If you have any questions, let me know via email.