SUNRISE LESSON 3 DISCUSSION TOPICS
|SUNRISE LESSON 3 DISCUSSION TOPICS
1. DO I PREFER A STORY WHERE THE PROTAGONIST ALWAYS WINS?
Yes, I admit it!! I am a "Pollyanna"--a hopeless optimist-- at heart! I am not sure why. I was raised on the "Little House" books during the 1960's, and the then-popular Bobbs-Merrill biographies that were so readily available in school libraries, where the life story being told was always couched as a hero story no matter who was being described or what they were famous for doing! So, in my reading I am happiest when the protagonist wins!
2. DO I BELIEVE MY PROTAGONIST MUST BE CHANGED BY THE EPIPHANY?
Yes, just as I expect the epiphanies in my life to change me, I prefer the protagonist to also have that experience.
3. DOES MY ONLY STORY (STONE SOUP RESTIRRED) CONTAIN AN EPIPHANY?
i think my story has a sort of epiphany in its tummy-full-and-happy result, but it is an implied epiphany. That may be a feature of a morality tale--if you do right, X will happen. I tend to look for that in my reading, IF i look at my poems, they are either depressing, or have at least a hint of a redemptive message. Either hopeful or pouting. I don't have too much pouting in my port yet. Even the pouty ones have sort of a hopeful lilt to them.