PLEASE READ AND DO NOT USE SPARKNOTES OR ANYTHING THAT’LL GET ME FLAGGED FOR PLAGIARISM AGAIN. THESE ARE 3 SEPARATE 100-150 WORD DISCUSSION POSTS PLEASE ANSWER SEPARATELY AND DON;T MIX THEM UP
DISCUSSION A: Reflect on Isabel Allende’s comments in the Al Jazeera interview, “Forever a Foreigner.” How are the writer’s experiences with solitude, tragedy, and hope reflected in The House of the Spirits? link: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/episode/2013/8/10/isabel-allende-forever-a-foreigner
Discussion B: Focusing on the end of the novel The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, how do Alba’s experiences further reflect Allende’s feminist ideals and critique of patriarchal authority in her native Chile?
Discussion C: In Dany Laferriere’s essay, “America, We are Here,” he asks, “Am I the troubadour of low-rent America, always on the edge of an overdose, up against the walls, handcuffs slapped on, with two cops breathing down my neck?” Discuss the tensions in the text between the migrant’s excitement over being in this society, and simultaneous sense of dread. How does Laferriere’s identity as a Haitian in the diaspora inform his understanding of the United States?