- Locate the passage in the context of the plot and themes of the novel as a whole;
- Explain how the narrative and language features of the excerpt are used to position the implied reader in relation to the protagonist and his experience, by drawing upon and applying aspects of narrative theory from Week 6, as well as discussing aspects of narration such as humour, tone, metaphor, dialogue, description, and figurative language;
- Comment on the protagonist`s struggle to reconcile his Indigenous culture and community with the dominant white culture at Reardan, paying particular attention to the notions of identity, intersectionality and the matrix of domination (key ideas from the unit materials for Week 7) and
- Support your own original analysis with direct quotation from the relevant e-readings in your study guide and your own independent research (that is, at least one relevant, scholarly source you have found yourself in addition to those supplied for you in the Study Guide).
The close reading should be 1500 words long and written as an academic essay: it requires an introduction, a body of discussion based on evidence, proper citations, and a conclusion and reference list.
The close reading should be uploaded to the Assignment 2 Dropbox on CloudDeakin on or before the due date. As for Assignment 1, students who wish to apply for an extension or Special Consideration must do so well in advance of the due date, and provide relevant supporting documentation. Work that is late will be penalised 5% of the overall mark per day overdue.