Posted by Kali on October 06, 1997 at 16:33:00:
In response to Oops! My fault I guess..., written by Robyn on October 05, 1997 at 23:38:03
It's one thing to ask specific questions regarding particular settings, themes, scenes, whatever - especially when the asker is willing to put his or her own preliminary ideas out on the line so as to assist those giving assistance (remember this, Robyn! ;-}). It also helps when the asker is known to have read and scrutinized the novel in detail on previous occasions. It is quite another for someone to crop up out of the blue and ask tellingly broad questions about basic elements of the novel - such as tone, for example - without offering ANY indication as to whether he or she has actually bothered to take the time to consider potential arguments, stances, etc., and particular quotes, scenes, or what have you, that will help construct a paper.
Ideas take quite a bit of groundwork before they become easy knowledge. Lots of reading and rereading, thought, and discussion goes into what amounts to rather personal perceptions of what actually IS going on in a particular story. Please keep this in mind.
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