Thursday, August 25, 2011
For Credit: Progression of Identities?
What significance (if any) do you detect in this selection and sequence of identities? Is it just a haphazard array, reflecting Fantomina's imagination, ingenuity, and acting ability (and Haywood's slapdash story-telling)--or is there some greater significance behind these particular identities and/or the order in which they appear (reflecting Haywood's deliberate literary artistry)?
Please note that you don't have to answer this question exhaustively and conclusively with regard to all four personas! A simple "I do/don't think Haywood is crafting these four personas towards some significant literary end, and here's a reason why..." is enough. If you have more to say, that's great!--but a pithy three-sentence response that bears on just one of these identities will meet the expectations for this blog question. By all means, though, cite some specific text to support your claims (however limited or broad in scope they may be).
Deadline: Tuesday (8/30), start of class. Please note that responses posted before midnight on Saturday (8/27) count towards your Week 1 blogging; responses posted after midnight on Saturday will count towards Week 2.
Posted by KW at 3:31 PM