due: Monday, class time
In “Part II: Gatsby” in READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN, Nafisi puts Gatsby on trial in her class. In past years teaching Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE, I have had my students put Nora on trial for her decision at the end of the play. This year, I’m synthesizing some of my previous assignments.
Objective: You are to write a chapter as if you were Azar Nafisi and have decided to put Nora on trial instead of Gatsby. You will be graded on your ability to
- successfully capture the tone and style of Nafisi
- accurately portray characters from Nafisi’s memoir by how they could be expected to react to Nora (or any other characters from A Doll’s House.)
- present an insightful & sophisticated character analysis of Nora from A Doll’s House
50 points: all areas demonstrate an exceptional level of mastery
45 points: all but one are demonstrates an exceptional level of mastery
40 points: one of the areas demonstrates an exceptional level of mastery
35 points: all areas show good quality and effort; demonstrates progression towards mastery. Papers with mistakes in grammar and mechanics (which do not interfere with meaning) can not be scored higher than 35.
30 points: demonstrates some progression towards mastery. Papers with mistakes in grammar and mechanics (which interfere with meaning) can not be scored higher than 30.
Less than 30 points: demonstrates a lack of understanding or effort with assignment.
If you quote anything directly from Nafisi, please italicize. Use Times New Roman, 12pt font, double-spaced, 2-3 pages. If you do not follow these format guidelines, I will not accept paper.
Your meta will be in a different format this time, though still graded on the APE rubric.
You are to use the ‘comment function’ on Word to highlight what you are doing with the choices you are making, instead in an essay form. (which includes, but is not limited to: how author presents dialogue, appropriate word choice, symbols, punctuation tendencies, etc.)