This blog entries are for American Literature 1915-present with Dr. Jerz.
I did not receive many comments compared with the first semester. However, I was more clear what to write for blog entries. The reason might be that when I read short stories, I think more deeply.
A Streetcar Named Desire - I felt pity on Blanche because life always cannot go well. The play makes thinking about life.
Greanleaf - I was studying about racism in another class, so the short story was interesting to me. Black people were getting power and wealth, so some white people did not like the situation. Mrs. May was a person who consider white people are better than other race.
Here We Are - I thought the story is interesting because American culter is very different today compared with the time that the short story was written.
The Best Girlfriend You Never Had - I mentioned about Leo. I got a few comments about a relationship between Leo and his friend. Readers of the short story think differently about the relationship between Leo and his friend.
The Half-Skinned Steer - I did not like the story because I did not understand much. The reason I decided to include in this portfolio is that I received a comment from a person who do not take American Literature.
Miracle at St. Anna - I liked the story, and I understood the story well compared with other stories. I thought it was the best story I read in American Literature class.
I Want to Live! - I presented the story, so I blogged longer than usual. It is hard to give answer whether Mrs. Wilson had the Will to Live or not. Even though I presented in the class and wrote a research paper about the short story, I still cannot have a clear answer that Mrs. Wilson wanted to live or die.
Posted by MinaSato at May 2, 2005 02:37 PM