Question #3: Exile
General Directions: This scoring guide will be useful for most
the essays that you
problematic cases, please consultyour table leader. The score that you assign should reflect your judgment
the essay as a
content, style, andmechanics.
do well. The score for
exceptionally well-written essay may
raised by onepoint above the otherwise appropriate score.
poorly written essay be scored higher than a three (3).
9-8 These essays offer a well-focused and persuasive analysis
a novel, play, or epic, a character'sexperience with exile is both alienating and enriching. Using apt and specific textual
these essays explore the
complex responses to being cut
a home place and analyze what the experience
exile contributes tothe meaning
the work as a whole. Although not without flaws, these essays make a strong case for their interpretationand discuss the literary work with significant insight and understanding. Essays scored a nine (9) reveal moresophisticated analysis and more effective control
language than do essays scored an eight (8).7-6 These essays offer a reasonable analysis
a novel, play, or epic, a character's experience with exile
both alienating and enriching. These essays explore the character's complex responses and identify what the experience
exile contributes to the meaning
the work as a whole. While these papers have insight and understanding, theiranalysis is less thorough, less perceptive, and/or less specific
supporting detail than that
the 9-8 essays. Essaysscored a seven (7) present better developed analysis and more consistent command
effectivecomposition than do essays scored a six (6).5 These essays respond to the assigned task with a plausible reading, but they tend to be superficial or thinlydeveloped
analysis. They often rely upon plot summary that contains
analysis, implicit or explicit. Although thewriters attempt to discuss how a character's experience with exile
both alienating and enriching and what theexperience contributes to the meaning
the work as a whole, they may demonstrate a rather simplistic understanding
the work, and suppoli from the text may be too general. While these writers demonstrate adequate control
Mariana Ho AP Literature/ Ms.Murayama Period 6 18 December 2016 AP Literature Novel Review Sheet Title:Obasan Author: Joy KogawaProminent Characters:Characteristics/ What they represent in the novel 1.Megumi Naomi NakaneTimid, loving, emotional/ She represents growth.2.Uncle(Isamu/Sam Nakane)Strong, Forgiving, Kind, Hardworking, Quiet/ He representsThe innocent Japanese Canadians.3.Obasan (Ayako Nakane)Kind, Traditional, Quiet, Emotionally Strong/ Sherepresents traditions and culture.4. Emily Cato (Naomi’s aunt)Proud, loud, Independent, Brave/ She representschange.5. Mother (Naomi’s mother)Loving, Gentle, Kind/ She represents the things that wecan’t hold onto in life.6. Father (Mark Nakane/ Naomi’s Father) Loving, Artistic, Elegant, Comforting/ He representsoptimism.7. Old Man Gower (Naomi’s Molester) Evil,Violent, Rapist, Manipulative, Cunning/ Herepresents everything that is wrong with Canada duringWorld War II.Major Plot Events: ●Naomi’s Uncle passing away (present) ●Contrast between her two aunts. Obasan silent, Emily loud and searching to uncover everything. ●Seeking invisibility ●Grandma Kato and Naomi bathe (past) ●It does not bear remembering vs. remember everything ●Story of Momotaro – it’s Canadian because it’s told by Canadians ●Old Man Gower abuses her, but she goes there unbidden ●Her mother leaves for Japan – she imagines spending time with her mom doing all the things they’ve done before.