Write a short essay contrasting the Israeli and Palestinian literature we read in class. ("Shoes" and "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God" is the Israeli literature and "A Child Borrowed His Uncle's Gun..." is Palestinian.) Here is how to organize your essay:
1st two paragraphs: How are the stories of Israel and Palestine different? (You may discuss any of the following: setting, plot, characters, writing style, theme, tone, etc.)
2nd two paragraphs: What do the stories say about their respective societies?
Essay is due on Thursday, 9/30/10. Since it will be done mostly in-class, handwritten is fine.