|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/24/2016 12:00 am|
1. The reading is about the Ch3 (Shaman), Ch4 (At the Western Palace), and Ch5 (A song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe" of "the Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston.
Can you answer the following question within 250-word minimum and 275-word maximum?
The children of Brave Orchid and Moon Orchid have minor roles in the story, but of what you can see of them, how do you see them? Can you identify with them in any way? Do you think they are an accurate representation of second and third generation immigrants? Why or why not?
If you can use a quote directly from the book with the page number, it is preferrable. Thank you.
2. Can you respond this peer's response?
S/he opened up a discussion about a film:
In the film they continually emphasis the point of community. I think that even though the movie is about union workers and their battle against the mining company, the real theme is the community. The pillars of that community is its women, who are more than just mothers and homemakers, they are the backbone of the men and later their salvation. Yet the still the theme continues to come back to the community as a whole. That with out one there can not be the other, and they know that, even if took the men a bit to really see that. Also something that was different was the make up of the men, they where not all Mexican and at first that was what I was expected to see. Yet the film showcases the men are not all the same but all fight for the same equality. That it was not about Mexicans entirely and that there where other voices brings it closer to helping expand on the theme of community. The film showcased this particular community and did a good job in ensuring that any community can do the same if they can see they are all part of one regardless of class and race.
3. The film "Salt of the Earth"
Watch online: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i9oY4rmDaWw
After watching the entire film "Salt of the Earth," answer two (2) of the following questions. Keep each answer to a minimum of 4 sentences and a max of 300-500 words.
a. The film begins with Esperanza talking about the town as it used to be. What is the purpose of this scene? How does the argument between Barton and Ramon reinforce this point? What is the significance that the narrator is female?
b. What is the nature of the conflict between Esperanza and Ramon early in the film? Is Esperanza and Ramon's behavior toward each other different in public and private? Why/how?
c. The workers at the union meeting emphasize the "solidarity of the working men." Yet, the film begins by focusing on the women who are doing the work. Why?
d. What is the significance of the conversation between Ramon and Antonio as they are hanging out laundry? How have circumstances changed Ramon's opinions?
e. Why is the attempted eviction of the Quintero family a turning point in the film? How have both Esperanza and Ramon changed by the end of the film?
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