Theory of Mind over select texts
Discuss the use of theory-of-mind by characters in ONE of the readings and the effects it has on the plot.
Describe how one character’s knowledge of another character’s thinking causes events in the plot.
Cite passages of dialogue that reveal the mental states of the characters.
Compare what one character thinks to what another character thinks he/she thinks.
Identify plot events that depend on one character misunderstanding another’s thinking.
Pick from one of the following texts
Moliere’s Tartuffe, Goethe’s Faust, Voltaire’s Candide, Gogol’s “The Overcoat”, and Pushkin’s “The Queen of Spades.” Any of the readings may be used.
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Use MLA citation format within the text and in the Works Cited list at the end.
You will be graded on your ability to formulate an interpretive claim about the reading and support it with quotations from the text. Base your interpretation of the text in the text. Avoid speculation and overgeneralization.