Class Consciousness

Stephen W. Potts

LTWL 116 Second Quiz now online

Second Quiz: Adolescent Literature

Select two of the following questions and answer them in 400-500 words each. In order to receive full credit (5 points per answer), you must include relevant direct quotations from the books.

  1. The Giver presents Jonas’s journey of initiation and growth through a three-act structure. What are his stages, and what are the major turning points that mark them?
  2. Early in Holes, Mr. Pendanski tells Stanley that his trials at Camp Green Lake will build his character and that he alone is responsible for his fate. Although Pendanski is as untrustworthy as the rest of the camp staff, what evidence does the story provide that he just might be right? How does Stanley change, and change his world?
  3. Walk Two Moons has a number of interweaving narratives, both explicit and implicit. What are the primary ones we identified, and what are some of the ways they reflect and reinforce one another?

About swpotts

Author, editor, lecturer. In print since 1982, and recently retired after 40 years of university teaching, 33 of them at UC San Diego.

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