Archive for May, 2012

Midnight’s Children (The End)

Friday, May 11th, 2012

It’s been moved that we allow freedom for this last post, so while I’d like you to keep to the Midnight’s Children, feel free to let loose with whatever.

Midnight’s Children (Book Three)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Remember, Thursday we’re going to discuss a) what we need to find out in research for our papers, and b) what passages would be good to use in the papers.

Our prompt for our penultimate reading: many of you have noted recently how inflated a sense of self-importance Saleem has seemed to have.  Yet throughout most of the beginning of Book Three, he (at least his narrated, 1971 self) seems to have almost no sense of self at all.  What do you make of this?  Why has someone so self-confident become so vacant?

Midnight’s Children (End of Book Two)

Friday, May 4th, 2012

REMINDER: Read the other essay for your prompt for class on Tuesday.

Comment here for the end of Book Two.  What questions do you now have about the book moving forward (as opposed to those about what we’ve already read)?

Midnight’s Children (Book Two, Part 3)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Comment here for pages 272-336.  Our prompt for today–what questions do you have about anything we’ve read so far?  What’s been most confusing, either specifically or generally?