The truth behind trauma in fictional works

Write an essay in which you consider whether fiction trivializes a traumatic event by minimizing its importance in order to entertain or creates an appropriate bridge to shared traumatic experiences, allowing for a way to address and heal trauma. For this prompt, you should consider The Things We Carried but also other examples of fiction… Continue reading The truth behind trauma in fictional works

The truth behind trauma in fictional works

Write an essay in which you consider whether fiction trivializes a traumatic event by minimizing its importance in order to entertain or creates an appropriate bridge to shared traumatic experiences, allowing for a way to address and heal trauma. For this prompt, you should consider The Things We Carried but also other examples of fiction… Continue reading The truth behind trauma in fictional works

Harlem renaissance,open topic, you could discuss Authur Schomberg:history of the period, Marcus Garvey: renaissance advance of African-American culture, personhood or poetry music or the people.

This is an open topic, so you can approach it Many different ways. Like Arthur Schomburg,(“The Negro Digs up His past”) you can focus on the history of the period. Or, like Marcus Garvey,(“The Future as I See it”) you can focus on how the renaissance help the advancement of African-American culture and personhood. You… Continue reading Harlem renaissance,open topic, you could discuss Authur Schomberg:history of the period, Marcus Garvey: renaissance advance of African-American culture, personhood or poetry music or the people.

Compare and Contrast Esperanza and The other women of The House on Mango Street

Instructions WAIT, this essay is due at the end of the unit! Cite specific examples from the novella in your response. Word Count: 900-1500 Compare and contrast Esperanza and the other women of The House on Mango Street. In your response, describe Esperanza’s character and demonstrate how she is similar to and different from the… Continue reading Compare and Contrast Esperanza and The other women of The House on Mango Street

research response: dystopia/utopia

Write a research response that reflects on one of the readings we’ve studied in class (there will come soft rain by Ray Bradbury) and your research topic. Be sure to use concrete examples and quotations from the reading, and you may also incorporate your own reflections on the theme.

Research Paper Introduction to Literature

For this assignment, you’re going to select one of the short stories or poems that we’ve read for this course. I am thinking either Hope by Lisel Mueller for a poem idea or Young Goodman Brown and Allegory by Nathan Hawthorne for a short story idea. Read it again thoroughly. Then, either online through Google… Continue reading Research Paper Introduction to Literature

American Literature After 1875 Essay

For your essay, you are to write a well-developed essay (3-5 typed pages) comparing works by two different authors from the course. Look for a point of comparison to focus your work—for example, a common theme, similar setting, or characters with something in common. You then need to develop your own point of view on… Continue reading American Literature After 1875 Essay

Black Boy, critical response

B Reflection implies careful thought, not just about what is but what can be. For this reflective writing, the task is to provide a critical response to Black Boy (Richard Wright) discussed in class (see above). In the service of this, at least three direct references (quotes) are required. Use of first person is permitted… Continue reading Black Boy, critical response

Discussion Zitkala Sa

Discussion: Zitkala-Ša, Iktomi Legends (pgs. 1-26 and 42-44) Zitkala-Ša as born in 1876 and spent her childhood on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She has an extraordinary biography, and I recommend reading the Introduction to our edition of her writings for an overview (pgs. xi-xxxv). We will deal in more detail with her… Continue reading Discussion Zitkala Sa

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