Critical review of "Il Postino"

Critical review of “Il Postino”

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For the first connection paper, we worked with non-fiction.The rest of your papers ask you to work with fiction—that is, made-up stories(books, short stories, films, poetry), not essays.This is often more complicated because the writer is speaking figuratively about a topic.You need to show that you can develop an interpretation while respecting the text.

As before, there are two parts to this assignment. Label them “Part 1” and “Part 2.”

In the first part,pick a moment that is, to you, central from something fictional (story, poem,or whatever) that we have covered since your last connection paper.First set the scene or the context a sentence or two—no throat clearing—and then quote and cite the passage.It should be no longer than 4 lines long.Then, clarify what is so crucial about the passage to the text.This part is not about what you feel, but what the text says. Imagine that you have to explain the story or poem or moment in the film to someone who hasn’t read or seen it before:how would you explain to them why this is important in this text? Pick a passage that seems striking or that captures an interesting idea well.

In the second part, illustrate your interpretation of the point you’ve derived with two parallels to it from outside of the text. Do NOT take examples from the text itself.They might be from elsewhere in the course, or not (though at least one should not be from the course).Use a story, a movie, a poem, a song—anything you like.They can also reach beyond texts to other experiences you might have had.As with your references to the story in Part One, these should be real, quotable moments, not hypothetical or vague.Don’t use moments that “typically” happen or that you’ve “heard of.”Actually quote your examples. Points are at stake in this.Then, explain how they connect to the point you have culled from the story.Again, refer specifically to the words you have quoted as support for your connection. Imagine you are explaining your point to someone unfamiliar with our course.Note on the rubric how I grade this.First, use the text directly—don’t just summarize it, but actually quote it, and then pay close attention to the words.Second, your interpretation and connections should not just reiterate what it says, but build upon it in some original way.And third, follow the conventions of style and mechanics that you would in any formal piece of writing.

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