Radical Revision and Reflection

Purpose of the Assignment: The narrator is one of the key components of any story. In this assignment, your goal to see how changing the narratorfrom Sanjeev to Twinkle changes the meaning of the story. Analyze and comment on the changes.

Steps to Completing the Assignment

Part 1. Preparation

Choose an important passage in the story. This can be a turning point in the plot, a key moment of character development, a key moment in the story (exposition), or something elsebut be prepared to justify the passage you have chosen.
This passage should present a single unified scene, a complete piece of the story, a complete reflection in the mind of the character, etc… You choose a beginning and an end point, but strive to find a passage that stands on its own.
Annotate the passage. What is happening? Why do you think it’s happening? What are the important symbols, actions, changes, etc.

Part 2. Writing:

Rewrite the passage from Twinkles point of view. This will entail different elements, depending on the passage you have chosen, but may include things like:
Changing the scene. The scene will have to follow Twinkles point of view, instead of Sanjeevs.
Changing the perspective. Telling the story through Twinkle’s perspective.
Rewriting the internal thought processes from Sanjeevs to Twinkles.
Changing the important symbols in the work. Certain things stand out to Sanjeev and are important for how he views the unfolding story. What things are important to Twinkle? What kinds of things would be important symbols for a story told from her perspective?
Do not just replace Sanjeev with Twinkle. These characters think, act, grow, change and see the world in fundamentally different ways. You will need to create Twinkles point of view in your writing. Its not a simple matter of replacement.

Part 3. Reflection

In 300 to 400 words, explain the following:
the changes you made,
why you made them, and
the impact you think the changes had on the meaning of the story.

Part 4. Submission Guidelines

Copy and paste all the parts of this assignment into one document. Please present the information in the following order:
The passage you chose to rewrite. It can be a screenshot of the passage or you can retype it.
An explanation of why chose that specific passage paragraph explaining the scene you have chosen, including the page number, and why you chose it. One to two sentences are fine.
Your annotations of the passage.
Your rewritten passage.
Your reflection.
Carefully edit your work for clarity, grammar, syntax and readability.
Save your Word document as a .doc or pdf and submit.