Describe your reactions to this speech.

Discussion: Perspectives on Reality

Post a response to one of the following prompts (at least 200-300 words); complete EITHER Prompt A or Prompt B.

Prompt A

Consider the imagery you created in your mind as you interacted with the written version of The Open Window.  Describe this imagery and discuss whether it helped you understand the story. Did the imagery or imagined tone change when you listened to the audio?  How? Which medium did you enjoy the most?

Now, do the same exercise with Sojourner Truth’s speech in text and as interpreted by Cicely Tyson in video form. Which medium did you prefer and why?

Comparing the forms you preferred in each case, what might that tell you about how you learn?


Prompt B

How we interpret something often depends on our past experiences and