The Stranger Seminar
NO STARTER: Today is The Stranger seminar day!
While you are NOT seminaring, please do the following:
1. Read "Shades" by Boleslaw Prus (I recommend reading it at least twice) and form an interpretation of the story! Annotate your thoughts, questions, and confusions in the margins. Your goal will be to write about these two questions after reading:
*A note about interpreting literature: There is not ONE right answer that we are looking for when we analyze literature. There are many theories about how to approach literary criticism ("deconstruction" is one, in fact), but for now, open yourself up to whatever the lit might be saying to you, rather than trying to find some predetermined, absolute meaning. The same can be said about your interpretations of The Stranger for tomorrow's seminar.
2. Formulate your interpretation of "Shades" in your starter google doc. Again, try to answer these two questions and use evidence from the story to support your claims:
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Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School