HW reading due Wednesday (A), Thursday (H)

Read “A Curious Fragment” by Jack London and think about the following. Highlight, underline, jot down margin notes…

  • What changes about our reader expectations when a story is set in the future?
  • Why would a writer set a story in the future, in a potentially unrecognizable place?
  • How does the story comment on:
    • class structure?
    • identity?
    • the role of language and literature?
  • Is this story similar to or different from other dystopias you have seen?