Class Assignment #2: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Coursework Sample)
This is assignment (#2) for the Literary Portfolio.
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" by Raymond Carver...
THE STORY IS ATTACHED IN A WORD DOCUMENT
ASSIGNMENT FOR WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE
For your portfolio, please write approximately a 2-page critical interpretation of the story.
Think like a Rotten Tomato review.
This will be based off our in-class discussions...
Write approximately a 2-page creative piece based on the story
POSSIBLE WRITING PROMPTS
For instance, pretend you're Ed and you're trying to convince Terri to marry, or maybe write Ed's suicide note, or maybe you're Terri and you want to break up with Mel, OR anything you want to do creatively . . .
Literature and Language
27 February 2018
What we Talk About When We Talk About Love
The reading is related to other class readings because in every story there is an aspect of affection or love. It could be towards a friend, a lover, or it can be unrequited love because it is present in any situation. A person cannot connect well with anyone if he or she does not feel the slightest care for that person. Love cannot exist if there is no care and affection because even animals can give that.
Based on the cultural aspects found in the story, there are differences because people have their own ways of expressing love. In the culture I am used to, people show their love by showing a lot of affection and giving gifts. In addition, they avoid hurting their loved one at all costs because it is emotionally tedious. When it comes to marriage, it is highly valued because getting a divorce is not so easy and people really make sure they love their fiancé before spending a lot for a wedding. I know that in other cultures, it is not very complicated to separate from your spouse and divide your assets.
The reading reminds of a book I once read that was about a woman loving a person from a distance becau
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