Monday, November 19, 2007

The Kite Runner #9 - last one

Is Amir a hero? Why or why not? What characteristics must a person have to be considered a hero?

Organ donation

Organ transplants are very common in our society. What are some of the issues relating to transplants, in general and as seen in the article? What questions should you consider when reading the article? React to the article.

Monday, November 12, 2007

TWM and The Pact Disc 8

What are the author’s purpose, tone, and point of view? What tools does the author use to “prove” her point? What is your opinion and why?

Lovely Bones - Discussion Question # 8

In heaven, Susie moves through different stages of dealing with her death and its aftermath. What forms does her progress take? Why is she not allowed to meet Mr. Harvey’s other victims right away? How does Susie’s journey mirror that of the people she has left behind on Earth?

What is the significance of the novel’s title? What does Susie mean when she refers to the “lovely bones” (page 320)?

Kite Runner #8

Amir’s confrontation with Assef in Wazir Akbar Khan marks an important turning point in the novel. Why does the author have Amir, Assef, and Sohrab all come together in this way? What is the significance of the scar that Amir develops as a result of the confrontation? Why is it important in Amir’s journey toward forgiveness and acceptance?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Debate topic

Come up with at least 1 idea that is relevant to you that you would be willing to debate.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Kite Runner - Disc 7

“I feel like a tourist in my own country” (Hosseini, 2005, p. 231). Explain citing specific examples.

LB - Disc 7

What is the significance of Ray and Susie’s lovemaking (via Ruth) for Susie? For Ruth? For Ray? Is it difficult to make this leap of faith with Susie? What do you think the importance of this episode is in the book?

****You have until Friday 11/9 to do your blog

The Pact - Disc 7

Given recent events in Newark, how might this book contrast the stereotype of Newark? How were the people who were killed breaking the stereotype? (The shooters represent stereotype.) What might’ve been different between the two? (3 Delaware State students were murdered at an elementary school in August, another was shot in the head, but survived).

Disc 7 Article - TWM Group

Given the option, would you take an online course? Compare AND contrast the benefits and the liabilities of such a course.