Module Four: Active Reading Assignment

See attachedModule Four: Active Reading ExerciseReadingsPamela Colloff’s “The Innocent Man” from The Best American Magazine Writing 2013.Michael Wolff’s “A Life Worth Ending” from The Best American Magazine Writing 2013.Robert W. Worth “Did You Think about the Six People You Executed?” The Best American Magazine Writing 2013.DirectionsAnswer the following questions. Submit your completed document to the appropriate submission drop box in the module folder.1. Considering the literary nonfiction element of theme, identify the theme(s) of each essay. As you have learned, theme is not to be confused with the subject of an essay. Reference the strategies listed in Module Four Introduction’s “Learning Unit” specifically slide 8, and use critical thinking to ascertain the overarching theme(s) of each essay.  2. Considering the literary nonfiction element of point of view, identify the primary point of view of each essay. Reference the strategies listed in Module Four Introduction’s “Learning Unit” specifically slide 5. For each essay, provide one quote from the essay to substantiate your answer. Readings • Pamela Colloff’s “The Innocent Man” from The Best American Magazine  Writing 2013. • Michael Wolff’s “A Life Worth Ending” from The Best American Magazine  Writing 2013. • Robert W. Worth “Did You Think about the Six People You Executed?” The  Best American Magazine Writing 2013. Directions Answer the following questions. Submit your completed document to the  appropriate submission drop box in the module folder. 1. Considering the literary nonfiction element of theme, identify the theme(s) of each essay. As you have learned, theme is not to be confused with the  subject of an essay. Reference the strategies listed in Module Four  Introduction’s “Learning Unit” specifically slide 8 and use critical thinking to  ascertain the overarching theme(s) of each essay.  For Pamela Colloff’s “The Innocent Man”, the theme focuses on the flawed judicial system.  In Michael Wolff’s “A Life Worth Ending”, the theme focuses on the medical establishments  harmful practice of keeping the dying alive long past the time that they are able to thrive on  their own. For Robert W. Worth “Did You Think about the Six People You Executed?”, the  theme is finding justice for the six people that were killed. 2. Considering the literary nonfiction element of point of view, identify the  primary point of view of each essay. Reference the strategies listed in Module Four Introduction’s “Learning Unit” specifically slide 5. For each essay,  provide one quote from the essay to substantiate your answer. 1. Pamela Colloff’s “The Innocent Man”: Written in third person, the narrator is not involved with the story. “He wrote each word carefully, sitting cross-legged on the top bunk in his  cell at the Wynne prison unit, in Huntsville.” 2. Michael Wolff’s “A Life Worth Ending”: Written in first person. The narrator is actively  partaking in the story. “For $5,000 per year, I’d receive, when I needed it, a daily sum to  cover my future nursing costs” 3. Robert W. Worth “Did You Think about the Six People You Executed?” The Best American  Magazine Writing 2013.Written in third person. The narrator is not involved with the story.  “He held the very same pipe that had so often been used on him. ” 

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