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Journal Discussion

"10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction."

- Susan Sontag

(1933 - 2004)

Directions:  After considering the thought-provoking quote from Susan Sontag, write a journal entry of at least 150 words that responds to as many of the following questions as you'd like:

Explanation:

 

  • What does the quotation mean?

  • What thoughts or feelings are being expressed?

 

Evaluation:

  • What is the significance of the quotation?

  • To what extent do you agree with its claims?

 

Application:

  • How do these ideas connect to your recent studies?

  • ​How are these ideas relevant in your life or today's world?

After you have posted your journal to the comments section below, you will read through the other entries next week and respond to two classmates in no more than 150 words.  In your responses, try to push the conversation forward by bringing in new thoughts, ideas, and questions that were stimulated by your classmates' insights and observations.
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