. How does language (including literature) affect our storytelling?

Boroditsky and Lee Talking Points Instructions: Answer all questions in at least one short paragraph. Quote or paraphrase both authors in each

question and use MLA parenthetical citation correctly as you do so. Do not simply quote or paraphrase from the readings. Provide some kind of answer and use quotations or paraphrasing to support the answer. Also, be sure to use proper mechanics while quoting and to use MLA correctly. please follow the directions. SAMPLE RESPONSE: 1. How do cultural illusions affect our cultural ideals? Commonly held illusions

have the ability to shape both our view of the world and how we act without our being aware of it. If these ideals go unquestioned, they are given the power to perpetuate injustice. For example, in “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato has Socrates tell us of prisoners who can see only a shadow puppet show and therefore take “truth” to “be literally nothing but the shadows of the images” they see (1). Thus influenced, the prisoners have no way of knowing the extent of their imprisonment and ignorance of the world around them. Meanwhile, in “The Beauty Myth,” Naomi Wolf

describes the current “dissemination of millions of images of the current ideal” of female beauty—a circumstance that traps women within the beauty myth’s unreasonable expectations and works to devalue them socially, politically, and economically (2). [Note that the response begins with an original answer to the question and then proceeds into supportive quotations from both readings. Note also that quotation and MLA citation are handled correctly for both authors. Responses should be single spaced with one blank line space before the next question begins.

You might state the titles of the readings in your response to the first question, but you don’t need to state them again.] 1. How does language (and this can include literature, too—not just the languages we know and speak) describe and/or generate reality and thus shape the world around us (a.k.a, the immediate world)? 2. How does language (again, including literature) allow us to experience empowerment and give us a

way to move beyond limitations? 3. How is education related to the language(s) we are able to speak? 4. What is the purpose of spoken and written language (again, including literature)? 5. How does language (including literature) affect our storytelling? 6. How does language (including literature) allow us to have more possibilities or experiences?