|Week of November 11, 2002
Directions: Using your printouts and your novel as resources, write a well-organized essay on the topic that follows. Type your essay directly onto the computer screen. Be sure to skip lines between paragraphs. When you are finished, click the button at the bottom that says "Submit your essay." IMPORTANT: BE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER KEYSTROKES WHEN TYPING YOUR ESSAY. If you want to, a suggestion is to open MS Word and type your essay into that. Then cut and paste the entire essay into the form and submit.
ESSAY TOPIC: As Nazism encroaches on Burgdorf, Hegi's characters are confronted with moral dilemmas that go far beyond their ordinary experience. Choose three different characters and describe the ways in which they react to the changing historical, social and political environment? What moral dilemmas do these characters face (BE SPECIFIC)? What choices does each character make to resolve his/her moral dilemma? Explain how the moral behavior of each of the three characters you've chosen fits into the theories of Kohlberg and Gilligan? At which stage of moral development would each be? Explain your answer. TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT, BE SURE TO REFER TO THE PRINTOUTS AND NOVEL, WITH SPECIFIC PAGE/PASSAGE REFERENCES.