Warning!!: Based on what happens in our reading for Monday and what I’m asking you to write about here, I imagine that spoilers will abound in people’s posts to this thread. So while you should address the specifics of this directly in what you write, please, do not read what others have written here before you either read for Monday or make your own post.
And now back to our show…
To be deliberately vague (see above), the novel takes a sudden turn in our reading for Monday, so for this blog post you should reflect on that and put it in the context of the novel as a whole and the issues we’ve been discussing and thinking about: how does what happens relate to and/or shift what we’ve been saying about narration and narrative/authorial control? About gender roles and power dynamics? About the genres and narratives this novel is addressing? About how these things relate and intersect, or about other issues that seem significant in the novel to you? You’re welcome to reflect on the significance of this section’s narrative developments in any way that seems important to you, as long as you do so through a close examination of text from this section and connect it to larger issues and questions in the novel.
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, December 4th. After class on Monday, you should return to this thread and post a response to one classmate’s post by class time Wednesday the 7th. If you have any questions, let me know via email.