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Please read and understand Assignement:
We’re going to treat this week’s discussion as a writing exercise. As discussed in my lecture on “The Hidden Man,” Goffard frames much of his narrative through a montage of brief and succinct scenes from Stephen Hill’s life–scenes that show his progression from a man living in the shadows to the inspirational figure we come to know by the end of the piece. For this discussion, I want each of you to compose your own montage of scenes: three brief paragraphs (5-10 sentences each) about yourself–from your life–that, when taken together, communicate a singular idea or represent a continuous whole. You might wish to write about how you overcame a particular challenge–dealing with your parent’s divorce or learning to forgive a friend who betrayed you. Thus your scenes might examine the entire experience (three carefully selected moments that take place over many weeks, months or years, illustrating the ordeal from the onset of the challenge to your perseverance over it). Or you might construct a more focused montage–three scenes that simply look at one facet of the ordeal (e.g. watching your parents fight –> the time one of them stormed out –> the two of them sitting you down to tell you they were splitting up). Here, then, you wouldn’t be showing how you overcame the problem; rather you’d be revealing how the problem came to be. Of course, you need not write about a problem or challenge; it’s just an example.
These paragraphs should be thoughtful, detailed, and well-crafted–so don’t wait until Saturday night to begin working on them.