literary         techniques andelements and techniques of drama that aid in developing the conflict.


Prepare: In order to complete this   discussion, you will need to read Sharon E. Cooper’s Mistaken   Identity: A Ten Minute Play from Chapter 14 of Journey into   Literature.

Reflect: In the “Tragedy” discussion this   week, you explored the function of conflict in a tragedy and how the conflict   is enhanced by certain literary elements and techniques. In this discussion   activity, you will focus on comedy. Reflect on Mistaken Identity: A Ten   Minute Play. This is a modern comedy that centers on the quest for love   and understanding. Consider whether the function of the conflict in this play   and the way the literary elements and techniques enhance the conflict is   different from what we studied in Macbeth.

Write: The initial post must be 200 to   300 words in length and posted by Day 3. In your initial post:

  • State a conflict that you see        present in Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play (please        refer to the list of conflicts)
  • Respond to one of the        following, providing examples or quotations from the play to illustrate        your ideas:
    • Describe a key conflict in         the play and how it corresponds to a character’s development.
    • Describe two key literary         techniques and         elements and techniques of drama that aid in developing the conflict.
    • Explain how and why the         conflict in this comedy is different from and/or similar to the         conflict explored in tragedy.

Respond to Peers: Respond to at least two of your   classmates’ initial posts. Each response should be at least 75 words in   length and should address two or more of the following points:

  • Do you agree with your        classmates’ perspectives? Why, or why not? Be specific.
  • Ask a specific question to        encourage further discussion on the topic.
  • Challenge your classmates’        interpretation of literature and/or point of view.
  • Do a small amount of research        and share what you learn with your peers about the topic discussed in        this post.