Literature and Film
Email subject: assignment March 13
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task 1: Copy the following statement: "Late assignments and / or assignments that do not meet format requirements will not be graded."
TAKE NOTES OF THE ITALIAN
SCREEN the lecture on THE ITALIAN
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TELEGRAPHIC NOTES (this is not the kind of text that demands
Answer briefly: did you see the anti-capitalist and anti-American message in the film? Did you notice the roles of African Americans (very small) in this movie? How are white Americans represented? Isn't this a critical view of American society?
AT LEAST HALF A PAGE.
What is the scene that touched you the deepest in the book?
Ex: the death of his workmates. Horror and pity first, and then maybe the question "Was it worth it FOR THEM?" "Was it worth it for all of those who did not make it?" "Was building a new nation worth all the pain and blood?" Sure, for those who survive and succeed it almost always is. But for the other ones? (Same question applies to wars, for instance.)
EXTRA CREDIT (counts as a full assignment, with a separate
A SOLID PAGE
Language and Identity: Pascal cannot write in Italian because his Italian is poor, but also because he is no longer Italian: his Italian identity vanished (slowly) as he learned the new language. Moreover, ONLY in this new language can he TALK about his concrete experiences but MORE IMPORTANT, about his inner world, the world of the emotions that the American experiences triggered.
This is not an easy task. It requires some serious thinking about language and identity. You can find millions of papers, documents, essays etc. online that touch on this enormously complex topic: from anthropology to zoology and every discipline in between in alphabetical order, Language and Identity is one of the fundamental themes of human experience and speculation.