PleUnit 5 DB: Convince us of your conflict
Unit 5 DB: Convince us of your conflict
Initial Response: Jackson, Dick, and Atwood brilliantly incorporate the conflict of Man vs. Society, but which one does it better?
1. In one to two paragraphs, argue which of the Unit 5 authors best portrays the conflict of Person vs. Society and HOW (you might like to do some more research on The Handmaid’s Tale to write about Atwood). This is a great practice for your upcoming Position Paper.
2. Share a modern-day piece of literature (new story, article, video, movie, novel, etc.) that supports your response and is a direct connection to the story you choose. Be sure to post the link to your modern piece of literature and explain how it connects to your chosen author/story.
3. Finish your post by asking a question of your peers that promotes critical thinking on this subject.
Responses: For your response, you can answer the question that your peers asked in their posts. You can also further discuss your chosen modern-day piece of literature with your peers by further explaining the conflict within it and how it might relate to other conflicts you see in modern-day literature.
Remember to consider the following Discussion Board Rubric. Discussion Board Rubric. – Alternative Formats
Readings and Resources
Readings and Resources
If you did not finish viewing To Kill a Mockingbird, click here for the link to the movie. It is suggested that you use subtitles; click on the three dots in the lower right hand of the screen and choose subtitles.
Topic One: Literature Resources for this unit:
The readings in this unit focus on the literary device of Conflict. Conflict is the driving force of all good literature. Nowhere does conflict appear more originally and desperately than in Dystopian (relating to a society in which there is an illusion of a perfect/futuristic society) stories. Below, you will find two chillingly vivid classic tales of conflict by Jackson and Dick.
· Shirley Jackson’s chilling dystopian story, “The Lottery,” is rife with conflict. As a cautionary tale, “The Lottery” is just as effective in modern times as in 1948, and set the stage for popular literature such as Hunger Games and The Handmaid’s Tale.
o Jackson, S. (1948). The lottery, The New Yorker. Link to the full text in The New Yorker.
· Philip K. Dick authored 121 short stories and 44 novels before he died at the age of 53. Many films are based on his work, such as Blade Runner and Minority Report. His most famous alternate-history novel is a current series on Amazon, titled The Man in the High Castle.
o Dick, P. (1953/2017). The hanging stranger. American Literature.com. Link to the full text here.
· When Margaret Atwood authored The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, she might not have imagined it would have extended popularity for decades. Currently, it is a top-rated series on HBO and the novel is again on the New York Times bestseller list. As with most dystopian novels, it focuses on a society that is changed for what appears to be the betterment of its people.
o In dystopian handmaid’s tale, a warning for a new generation not to take rights for granted. (2017, April 25). PBS News Hour.
In dystopian ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ a warning for a new generation not to take rights for granted
Duration: 7:11User: n/a – Added: 4/25/17
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36TR0ESbhTE
Topic Two: Revising and Editing an Essay:
· Scribbr created this helpful article on how to revise an essay. Take the time to review the three important suggested revision techniques and use them for your final Position Paper. Revision and editing is an extremely important part of writing and helps students in earning all the possible points an assignment rubric offers.
o Bryson, S. (2014). How to revise an essay. Scribbr. Link to the full text here.
Supplemental Resources: Conflict as a Literary Device:
Every plot in literature needs to have a conflict; sometimes the protagonist will experience more than one per story. Conflicts can be either internal or external, and it is the conflict that makes the story interesting and dynamic.
Please view this quick video that outlines the different types of conflict.
Conflict in literature