Read the assessment task in the below and use the links and the topic breakdown to guide you through the process:
“How does Vonnegut’s satire operate in this extract and to what end is it employed?
Assessment rubric: god-bless-you-text-response-essay
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ASSESSMENT TOPIC BREAK DOWN EXAMPLE
“Vonnegut’s satire is full of lessons both learned and unlearned in this extract.”
What lesson/s are on offering in this passage? About what aspects of life ? What is the significance of these in relations to the test of the text
- What lessons are characters offered elsewhere in the text? By whom to whom? What is the significance of this?
- What learning/lack of learning occurs in this process?
- Can the whole text be construed as a ‘lesson’ about anything? What does Vonnegut set out to teach us about and how is that achieved?
Key concepts: altruism, charity, socialism, capitalism, meritocracy, class, wealth, greed, status, self-interest, opportunism, the American Dream, insanity, patriotism