Answer these two parts
Part 1: Answer any three of the five questions:
- 1- What do you think of Cormoran Strike? What do you think of Robin Ellacott?
- 2- Using a hard-bitten investigator assisted by a young, ambitious “Girl Friday” is a classic detective-story trope. What does her character bring to the story? How does their relationship work or not work in your opinion?
- 3- When we meet Strike, he is not at a personal high point. What are some of his struggles? He is further developed as the book proceeds – what did you find most interesting or surprising as we learned more about him in Part 1?
- 4- Why do you think Strike is so passionate about investigation and being a detective?
5.How does Strike’s disability affect his investigation? How does it affect how he relates to others? Why do you think his prosthesis pain/discomfort frequently is mentioned?
Everyone must answer this question:
1.Does the fact that the book was penned by J.K. Rowling affect you view of it? “In speculating as to why J.K. Rowling might have written The Cuckoo’s Calling under a pseudonym, the New York Times wrote, “Ms. Rowling may well have felt that the reaction, both critical and commercial [to Casual Vacancy, her first effort after Harry Potter], was distorted by her fame.” Why do you think she felt compelled to use a pseudonym? If you’ve read her Harry Potter books, do you detect any similarities, either in style or structure?
- Fill out a PACES Worksheet for each of the readings/articles in Week 9. There are 3 readings which are attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- The worksheet has spaces for seven different claims, you only have to fill out as many as the author presents. Usually, it will be two or three claims that an author makes..
Remember in PACES corresponds to the following in PIE format.
- Argument = Thesis
- Claims = Topic Sentences
- Evidence = Information
- Strategies = Evaluation/Rhetorical Strategies that the author uses in their writing