Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Things They Carried - The Human Psyche and War

Why does Dave Jensen "get even" with "Lee Strunk? Why does he go to such great lengths? What is the motivation?

AND - with this in mind, what does this section tell us about the pressures that soldiers face during war? If, during war, your comrades are sometimes all that separates you between life and death and they are the people that you have to rely on above all else; what happens then when this trust is broken?

Do Now - In a blog post, using support from "Enemies" and "Friends", with the following criteria in mind.

Exceptional. The blog post is focused and coherently addresses the prompt, includes examples and evidence with explanations or analysis. The post utilizes appropriate and interesting vocabulary, and it considers multiple perspectives when appropriate. The entry reflects in-depth engagement with the topic and is free of grammatical errors. It models the ability to make accurate, detailed, and nuanced references that clearly show connections between specific data and the larger concepts / subject at hand

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