Read until the end of Motherless Brooklyn, and respond to either one or both of the questions below. Your choice. The total for your entire response should be between 200-300 words. If you feel you have enough to say about just one of these questions, then just answer one. If you find you have a little bit to say about each, answer both. Include at least a couple of references or citations in your response.
- Does Lionel get what he wants at the end? Why or why not?
- Do you consider this a satisfying ending? Why or why not? (by “ending” I don’t mean just the last few paragraphs. I mean the way the book wraps up, the last chapter or so).
To respond, click on “leave a comment” (written below). You’ll have to sign in with your WordPress account (or enter your email address and your name). Write your response. Please write your full name at the bottom of your response so I can identify you. Click on “post comment.” Copy and paste your response onto a Word document and save a copy for yourself, just in case. You don’t need to print it and bring it to class.
While I encourage you to read and be inspired by each other’s responses, each response must be completed individually. Feel free to quote each other, if you like. If you do, just make sure you give credit to the original author. If your post is too similar to any posts above yours, I’ll assume you copied it/them.
The responses are always due before class on the due date. You must attend class in order to be eligible for a grade on your response.
You may not see your response when you post it. This is because I need to approve it first. Please don’t email me asking if it posted. Assume it did. Copy and paste your response onto a Word document and save a copy for yourself, just in case. You don’t need to print it and bring it to class. In the event that I didn’t receive your response because of a technical error, you can hand in your hard copy.