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  • Aufgabe 1

    Dauer: 4 Stunden 30 Minuten

    Hinweis: Die Prozentangaben in Klammern zeigen die Gewichtung der einzelnen Aufgaben.

    1. Outline Mercer’s view on the abuse of social media. (30 %)
    2. Analyze the ways Mercer attempts to persuade Mae to change her online behavior. Give evidence from the text. (30 %)
    3. Choose one of the following tasks: 3.1 Discuss Mercer’s comparison of social media with “snack food” (l. 57). Refer to your knowledge about how young people use social media. (40 %)
      3.2 Compare Mercer’s opinion with that of another character in literature or film who also has a critical view of technology. Assess the way they cope with living in a world obsessed with technology. (40 %)
      3.3 Write a letter to Dave Eggers in which you invite him to take part in a panel discussion on “The Dangers of Social Media”. Explain your reasons for inviting him, reflecting on the criticism of social media in his novel and your own view on the subject. Address your letter to (40%):
      Mr. Dave Eggers McSweeney’s 849 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110 USA 


    Eggers_Excerpt from the novel The Circle.pdf