Please respond to ONE of the following in approximately 250-350 words. (Use direct quotes and paraphrases, with proper in-text citations, in your response.) While this can be less formal than an essay assignment, please use complete sentences and avoid "you" in all forms.
(Prompts have been adapted from Rereading America.) Include an MLA-style, bibliographic citation at the bottom of your entry. You will copy-and-paste this in the "Assignments, Tests, and Surveys" section of Etudes and upload your response on Turnitin.com.
A. Boxer anticipates some readers saying, "Get over it. It's just a movie. […] Let it go" (90), but the last emotion she mentions – and seemingly endorses – is "pure rage" (94). Where along the spectrum from indifference to rage would you situate yourself, and why? Include information from Boxer's essay in your response as well as your personal experience.
B. List the various ways Boxer establishes her credibility as a critic of animated films. Where does she anticipate resistance to her ideas, and how does she attempt to win readers over? Where does she present her thesis, and why do you think it is delayed? Finally, look at several examples of Boxer's boldest and funniest sentences. Do her tone and humor in these instances enhance her argument or possibly undermine its seriousness?
C. Is it possible to accept Carbone and Cahn's analysis of marriage markets and still save a place for romantic love or even "soulmate marriage"? Explain, referencing their excerpt in your explanation.
D. The authors write that "a complete explanation of family change requires taking seriously the role of class in scripting our lives" (78). What does the metaphor of a "script" mean in this context? How free or constrained are our choices concerning partners, marriage, and child-rearing if we are somehow following a script?