Native Son by Richard Wright Book #1 Read by 10-19-11 Research Era in terms of race relations in America in the 1940's Research Author- What is a common theme in his writing? What motivated him to write Native Son? Post two "things to think about" These are questions that you may have thought about as you were reading. This may be something from the novel that made you think about such as an issue in today"s society to which the novel relates to or imitates. It may be something that stood out to you about the character, the relationships between the characters. Again, these are just suggestions. Ms. Millar’s Questions: 1. Who/What do you feel is responsible for poverty, homelessness, and crime in America? 2. Do you think the "bad" elements in society can be fixed (support based on nature/nurture theory)? ****Each student must comment on at least two other students' posts. Your answers must be enlightening or address the thought being posed. I am not looking for answers such as, "yes" "no" "I agree" "I disagree" or "me too." Post at least one quote that you feel is significant in Book 1 and explain why. If someone has already posted your quote or dialogue that refers to the same part of the plot, you must select a different quote. Each student must comment on at least one other student's post. Book #2 Read by 10-28-11 Book #3 Read by 11-7-11 * Bring in two literary criticisms of Native Son. Be prepared to defend or rebut criticisms in class discussion.