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  • Submitted by: nikenniky
  • on June 1, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 478 words

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“A Private Experience” Journal:   As you read “A Private Experience,” jot down some notes in your journal related to the elements of fiction.   In each section, answer the question and copy down 2-3 quotes from the text that support that answer.

1. Characterization
What conflicts does the protagonist face?   (look for internal and external)

Does Adichie reveal more about her characters in this story through direct or indirect characterization?

How does Adichie employ POV here?   Is there a distinction between the voice of the protagonist and the story’s POV?

2.   Setting
Where and when does this story take place?  

To what degree does Adichie employ elements of setting in developing character and conflict?

How does the setting of “A Private Experience” compare to the settings Adichie has created for “Cell One” and “The Headstrong Historian”?

3.   Symbols and Motifs
Identify one symbol (that is referenced at least twice in the story).   What is the symbol and what does it represent?

Identify a motif from this story.   How does this motif help to establish tone?

4. Structure
How does Adichie structure this story?  

Are there flashbacks, interruptions in chronology, or other ways in which Adichie punctuates the narrative?   Do these breaks create suspense, increase our empathy for characters, or have another effect on our experience of the story?

5. Which themes/ideas from Adichie’s TED talk are woven into this story?   Into “Cell One” and “A Private Experience”?

“A Private Experience” Journal:   As you read “A Private Experience,” jot down some notes in your journal related to the elements of fiction.   In each section, answer the question and copy down 2-3 quotes from the text that support that answer.

1. Characterization
What conflicts does the protagonist face?   (look for internal and external)

Does Adichie reveal more about her characters in this story through direct or indirect characterization?

How does Adichie employ POV...

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