State a conflict that you see present in Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play (please        refer to the list of conflicts)

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.




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Prepare: In order to complete this discussion, you will need to   read Sharon E. Cooper’s Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play from   Chapter 14 of Journey into Literature.


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Reflect: In the “Tragedy” discussion this week, you explored the   function of conflict in a tragedy and how the conflict is enhanced by certain   literary elements and techniques. In this discussion activity, you will focus   on comedy. Reflect on Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play. This is a   modern comedy that centers on the quest for love and understanding. Consider   whether the function of the conflict in this play and the way the literary   elements and techniques enhance the conflict is different from what we   studied in Macbeth.


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Write: The initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and   posted by Day 3. In your initial post:

  • State a conflict that you see        present in Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play (please        refer to the list of conflicts)
  • Respond to one of the        following, providing examples or quotations from the play to illustrate        your ideas:
    • Describe a key conflict in         the play and how it corresponds to a character’s development.
    • Describe two key literary         techniques and elements and         techniques of drama that aid in developing the conflict.
    • Explain how and why the         conflict in this comedy is different from and/or similar to the         conflict explored in tragedy.


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Respond to Peers: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts.   Each response should be at least 75 words in length and should address two or   more of the following points:

  • Do you agree with your        classmates’ perspectives? Why, or why not? Be specific.
  • Ask a specific question to        encourage further discussion on the topic.
  • Challenge your classmates’        interpretation of literature and/or point of view.
  • Do a small amount of research        and share what you learn with your peers about the topic discussed in        this post.

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