Saturday, September 19, 2009
The District Commissioner reveals something about himself in the last scene of Things Fall Apart: he is planning to write a book about his experiences with the Ibo. As he orders his men to cut down Okwonko's dead body, he daydreams that "one could almost write a whole chapter on Okonkwo (sic)..." There is dramatic void between his intellectual assessment of the situation and the passion extinguished by the violent end to Okwonko's life. What do you think the Commissioner would include about Okwonko in his book? Write me a hypothetical paragraph in the Commissioner's. Consider his interest in the episode and his perspective on its meaning. Due September 25.
UPDATE: REVIEW THE ENTRIES BELOW FOR STYLE, POV, CONTENT. CHOOSE THE ONE YOU FEEL IS BEST. CUT AND PASTE IT INTO A WORD DOCUMENT, AND COMMENT ON WHY YOU JUDGE IT SO HIGHLY. MLA FORMAT. PRINT IT OUT. DUE AT THE END OF CLASS TODAY. IF YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN, IT HAD BETTER BE GOOD.