reading response/The story of the Stone,
write a 6 pages essay after you read the book “The story of the Stone, Volume1”
The topic is Analyzing the representation of Jia Baoyu’s attitudes toward gender and sexuality in The Story of the Stone, Volume 1. Some questions that you might reflect on in addressing this topic include: the narrator’s descriptions of Jia Baoyu and his thoughts; Jia Baoyu’s interaction with other characters; gossip about Jia Baoyu’s relationships, etc.
The most important thing for the paper is that you must contain a clear argument, and you must cite evidence from the texts, preferably direct quotations, to support your argument. No other texts or other sources needed. This paper is focusing on personal responses. Please do not copy any other sources or papers, this is the utmost thing!
This book is a traditional Chinese literature called “The story of the Stone(or Dream of the Red Chamber), Volume1, by Cao Xueqin. Translated by David Hawkes, Penguin Classics,1974.
It is good to use direct quote in this paper.