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Jetty Rats Assignment: Pulling Threads from the Plot October 19, 2006

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC 2006 Classwork Archives.
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PART ONE:

This part of the task can be done in pairs. 

Using a method of your own choosing, create a map of the various plot threads within “Jetty Rats.” Think of each event as a stop in a train line. At some stops a number of the plot threads (or lines) will converge (meet up). You’ll need to explain what part of the story each stop represents. Where will each line end? Will every plot thread end up at the same place? Be inventive – use a different colour for each line. (You should have at least 6 lines with at least a dozen stops per line.)

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PART TWO:

Choose one of the following topics. (Answering Question 1 will allow you to be marked at a much higher level.)

This part of the assignment must be done on your own. 

Question 1:

Choose at least
three plot threads from “Jetty Rats” and explain how they link up. You’ll need
to explain what each plot thread is about, what they have to do with the main
story and, most importantly, why they resolve the way they do. Do they have a
happy resolution? Are they dependant on other plot threads resolving at the
same time?

This part of the
assignment needs to be structured as an essay, with a paragraph for each plot
thread. (500-600 words)

Question 2:

Hunter changes a
lot in the space of a few weeks (his summer holidays.) Write a story about a
time that you (or a character you create) goes through a similar amount of
changes. How did you (or your character) change? Why did you change? Were the
changes a good or a bad thing?

(700-800
words)

HOW TO START:

1) Decide which Plot Threads you will map.

2) List the “stops” or events on each plot thread.

3) Start thinking about how your lines will intersect. (Remember some plot threads will intersect a number of times.)

4) Design your map.

 

USEFUL LINKS: 

You can download a copy of the assignment from here: Jetty Rats Assignment

The London Underground Maps

The London Underground (Disorganised Version) 

Melbourne Transport Map 

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