Check it out:
- That’s Eustace up there. Talking. About himself.
- And this is Elizabeth Gilbert. Talking. About Eustace (click “Listen” when you get there). And “talking” about lots of other things. Namely (but not exclusively): herself.
Yes. Check it out and then comment in the (of course) comments section. Write a nice, meaty paragraph or two in which you respond to some aspect of your whole experience of Eustace — maybe starting with the idea of what’s real and how a writer conveys a sense of reality in A) writing about another person and B) creating his/her own “persona” (in writing or in “real” life).
- [For instance: what’s all the historical background stuff doing in the chapter of The Last American Man you read? How does it help render Eustace more realistically? How does it help create Elizabeth Gilbert’s persona/voice as a writer?]
Or just. You know. Whatever you want to say about the whole Eustace phenomenon.
- There’s more than a little connection between Eustace’s talk and the whole question of multiple intelligences and teaching/learning in the 21st Century.
- Also: here’s how you get to Turtle Island. Sort of. But not “really.”