Rosewater Assessment Task

Read the assessment task in the below and use the links and the topic breakdown to guide you through the process:

Vonnegut’s satire is full of lessons both learned and unlearned.”  Discuss this passage with reference to the whole novel.

 

PASSAGE: (on handout)

p.103- ‘….And the donor and his descendants become undistinguished members of the whining poor.’ pl 104

To check the assessment criteria:

god-bless-you-text-response-essay

To see a sample passage analysis approach:

sample_passage_analysis

ASSESSMENT TOPIC BREAK DOWN

“Vonnegut’s satire is full of lessons both learned and unlearned.”  Discuss this passage (about Stewart Buntline p.103-4) with reference to the whole novel.

  • 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, satire, meritocracy, class, wealth, greed, status, self-interest, opportunism, the American Dream, insanity, patriotism

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