Complete the Literary Analysis Tools Modules from Weeks 1 and 2 before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of quotations.
Read all of the information below before posting your response. This is a post-first forum, and you must post your response before gaining access to your classmates’ posts. Submitting a blank post may result in a reduction of your grade.
Post responses to both prompts. You must post on three different days to earn full credit for participation.
Post 1: You learned the definition of the American Dream in Week 1, and you also learned about the American identity. Traits often associated with the American identity include boldness, confidence, perseverance, and integrity. These traits are often demonstrated through a character’s words or actions. This week, we’ll focus on perseverance and how it is reflected in two of the readings. Choose one character from a work of fiction (“The Soft-Hearted Sioux,” “Pawn Shop,” or The Invisible Man) and one person from a work of non-fiction (“Speech to the Osages,” Incidents in the Live of a Slave Girl, or “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”). Describe how perseverance is reflected in each.
- 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
- Include two properly integrated and cited direct or paraphrased quotations (one related to each character) to support your claims. See the Week 1 and Week 2 Literary Analysis Tools Modules for information about integrating and citing quotations.
Posts 2 and 3: Respond to two different classmates. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?
- 150 words minimum for each post (excluding quotations and citations)
- Include at least one direct or paraphrased quote in each response to a classmate to support your ideas. See the Week 1 and Week 2 Literary Analysis Tools Modules for information about integrating and citing quotations.
*** I’VE ATTACHED THE TWO, REQUIRED READINGS***
There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment.