- In Literature, a Portable Anthology, Read the short story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie.
- Write a brief thought piece addressing the Primary Task Response section listed below.
As in each Discussion Board, you will post your assignment and respond to 2 colleagues' essays. Engaging in dialogue with fellow learners is one of the best ways to deepen your learning experience.
Read 2 other students’ postings, and discuss how their experiences relate to yours. Discuss how the “story” and literature can provide learning and insight about our own lives and our world.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 600–700 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
- What are the main points of this piece? What do you think the author wanted the reader to take away from it?
- What are the images the author conjures for the reader?
- What does the grandmother's regalia symbolize?
- How does the author use the element of surprise?
- What is the view of human nature, as portrayed in the story (in the character of the speaker, the people he encounters, and the pawnbroker)?
- Summary: In what ways does this story affect you? Have you had any similar experiences? What did you take away with you from this piece? Comment on the impact that a brief story can have on the reader.
- Include a brief personal reflection on what you got out of the short story “What You Pawn, I Redeem.” What does this story offer about alternative viewpoints on the American Dream?
- Comment on what you think the author’s point was, why he was motivated to write this story, and whether it was successful. Do you relate in any way to the experience of the author? Please share any personal story that this brings up for you and post.
What You Pawn, I Will Redeem
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In xxx short story, What xxx xxxxx I xxxx Redeem, xxxxxxx Alexie presents xxx theme xx cultural xxxxxxxxxxxx using xxx xxxxxxxxxxx character named Jackson. xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx both xxx material and psychological xxxxxx xx being homeless. The xxxxxx xxxxxxxx success xx xxxxxxxxxx xxx theme xxxxxxx illustration xx Native xxxxxxxx displacement. xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx his xxxxxx members xxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx their xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xx greedy xxxxxxxx who grab xxxxx xxxxxx The author xxxxxxxx the reader xxxx xxxxxx of discrimination and xxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxx of these xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx idea of appreciation from the xxxxxxxxx At xxx time, x character xxx a xxxx xxxxx at xxx other time xxxx xxx xxxxxxxxx xxx author xxxxxxxxxxx how the xxxxxxxx and cultural status of the xxxxxx has declined xxxxx xxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx country.
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xxxx xxx Pawn, I xxxx Redeem xx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
In his xxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxx xxxxx x Will Redeem, Sherman xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxx theme of cultural xxxxxxxxxxxx using the xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx named Jackson. Sherman xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx material xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx states xx xxxxx xxxxxxxxx The author achieves success xx displaying the theme xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx of xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx Consequently, Jackson and his xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx displaced from xxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx who xxxx xxxxx xxxxxx xxx author xxxxxxxx xxx reader xxxx images of discrimination and xxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxx combination of xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx idea xx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx audience. At one time, x character has a home xxxxx at xxx xxxxx time xxxx xxx xxxxxxxxx The xxxxxx illustrates how the economic and xxxxxxxx status of xxx xxxxxx has xxxxxxxx xxxxx the settlers entered
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