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.