Due: Friday 11/4
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Length: Two or three questions
For this assignment, go back to your first observations, which you listed for Assignment 4-1. In class today (Nov. 2), we worked in groups to explain these observations as choices that Junod made for some reason. We asked some of the following questions to make “interpretive leaps” and come to conclusions:
- Why did Junod do that?
- How might that further his purpose?
- Given what he seems concerned about in the world around him, and what he sees in his audience, why might he have chosen to do that?
- What effects do you think this choice might have on readers?
For this assignment, develop three interpretive questions from your list of observations or from the classwork we’ve been doing. These questions should be about some specific aspect of Junod’s text. Perhaps there is an observation that you cannot explain? Perhaps you cannot answer the question “so what?” for something on your list? Turn that into a question.
The goal of these interpretive questions is to push you and your classmates to identify choices and ask why Junod made those choices. It is always possible that Junod did not consciously choose to do some of the things you observe in “The Falling Man,” but for now assume that he did and consider how this helps you understand his text.