This is an assignment that asks you to reflect on your readerly experience of Manjula Padmanabhan’s play, Harvest, and connect it to concepts/ ways of understanding the play that we’ve been exploring as we read. :
What happens next?
In a short essay (~2-3 pages), write about what you think happens after the end of Harvest. As you know, this play ends with a type of cliff-hanger and Jaya’s fate remains uncertain. I’d most like to know what you think will happen between Jaya and Virgil. Do you believe that Virgil will meet Jaya’s demand? Why or why not? What about the other characters? How does your imagined outcome relate to or reflect your understanding of the dynamic between donors and receivers?
Whichever option you choose, your paper should have a main argument or thesis, and you should use specific examples from the play (quoted or paraphrased/described) to back up your claims. You do not have to have to use any additional sources beyond the play—and in fact, I prefer you to stick to expressing your own ideas, backed up with evidence/examples from the text(s).
Please read the instruction clearly and use simple language only and don’t go too deep or complicated Thank you