Reading Response: Due at the beginning of class on September 8. Answer the following questions to the best of your abilityâ€”show your understanding of the readingsâ€”and post your responses to Blackboard. Alice Walker â€œLonging to Die of Old Ageâ€ 1. Can you find an explicitly stated thesis in Alice Walkerâ€™s essay? If so, what is it? If not, how would you write a thesis for this essay? (What is her subject/topic, and what is her attitude toward that subject?) 2. What types of food did Walkerâ€™s family eat? What can we learn from the flavor of our food? What is the connection between food and health (especially store-bought food)? 3. Who do you think is Walkerâ€™s primary audience? 4. Explain the title of this essay. Matthew Brooks Treacy â€œSheâ€ 1. What is Treacyâ€™s dominant impression (or thesis) in this essay? Again, if you cannot find a specific thesis, then how would you write a thesis for this essay? 2. What is his attitude toward his mother? Give some specific examples that make you think this. 3. Why are hands so important to the author? 4. Why does Treacy capitalize â€œSheâ€ throughout the essay? How does this choice affect your thinking about the mother and her relationship to the author?