500w essay, due March 1

This is a “close reading” essay. In 500 words, choose one of the following texts, and discuss how genre guides your understanding of the role of the child/boy protagonist. Include some reference(s) to food and how it characterizes the protagonist.

1) Kan’nani and melodrama (original Japanese of Kan’nani available)

2) Momotarō and folklore/folk tales (mukashibanashi  昔話)

Essays are due by 5pm, emailed to both the professor and TA. Include a title; outside resources are not necessary, though we are happy to talk to you about selecting strong ones.


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