One of the more difficult aspects of reading multiple types of literature is drawing connections between various stories, and what those connections can help us understand in larger cultural contexts. This is not always easy to do, as in many cases readers are unaware of the contexts and comfort of doing analysis on one text, let alone two!
For our weekend discussion, I’m tasking you with doing just that.
Using these texts: No Visitors by STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉTt, and Life In monocrome
Bacon, Eugen, and Dominique Hecqr. Try to identify something that they share in common; a theme, a story type, a setting, etc., and compare them through interpretative methods. If we did Unit 1, where you were asked to say what you thought a story was about and why that mattered, here I’m asking you to tell us what comparing these two stories, and examining them both, can help us better understand about a wider or larger concept that they share. It may help you to use one of the schools of literary analysis to help you find something in common that these two texts may have for you to talk about.