AP Literature & Composition Mr. Strauss, room 5 etc., Lmystrauss@aol.com The Grapes of Wrath Reading Assignments Reading: Chapters 1-7: Due Tuesday March 18, 2008 Chapters 8-16: Due Tuesday April 1, 2008 Chapters 17-20: Due Thursday April 3, 2008 Chapters 21-23: Due Tuesday April 8, 2008 End of the book: Due Thursday April 10, 2008 Annotations: For each reading assignment. do AT LEAST 4 pages of annotations. You may do them in sections, like diary entries or in an essay format. Elements to consider while annotating: 1. The social and political perspective of the narrative – including revolutionary v fatalism v reformer 2. Econonic, sociological, and psychological factors and influences 3. Issues of religion and spirituality 4. Themes of the novel 5. Stylistic contrasts between dialogue/dialect and narrative 6. Style, purpose and effect of short chapters 7. Issues of class – how do they impact the characters and the story? 8. Issues of race -- how do they impact the characters and the story? 9. The American dream and its impact on characters and story 10. You may also annotate personal reactions As you annotate, be specific and refer to the text.
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