Character Personifications (100 points)
In the first week of class, we’ll each sign up to personify a character from Zola’s Germinal or Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. [Here is what you signed up for.] At least 4 times while we are discussing that work, you will post as that character. Share thoughts, photos, knowledge of the historical period, links, etc. Respond to other characters’ posts, in character. Demonstrate that you understand the character you’re playing and have tried to grasp his or her experience in the world, and share that familiarity with your classmates in order to help them grasp it all, too.
Grades will be based on the following factors: 4 posts (you can do more but aren’t required to); demonstration of familiarity with character; some demonstration of familiarity with character’s context (what happens to them in the novel, what their life might have been like at that time, in that historical context, etc.). Be as creative as you like, if you want to post drawings, clips of film, music, paintings found on the internet, photos from the period, links to contextual resources, etc.