Instructions: • Write an essay between 800-1000 words in length on ONE of the b


Instructions:
• Write an essay between 800-1000 words in length on ONE of the below three topics.
• When discussing each literary text, support your response with specific examples from the text
to illustrate your point. Then, ensure you explain
the significance of the examples you include.
• You do not need to provide Works Cited references for the literary texts we’ve studied this
semester, but do include page numbers following
direct quotations.
• For this paper, do not consult outside sources to assist you with
your analysis of the texts.
Respond to ONE of the below three topics.
1. In the Britannica Dictionary, dream is defined as:
a) a series of thoughts, visions, or feelings that happen during sleep
b) an idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real
c) something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time
d) something that is beautiful, excellent, or pleasing
e) a state or condition in which you are not thinking about or aware of the real things that are around you
Explain the role that dreams play in any two texts we’ve studied this semester.
2. In her talk, “The Danger of a Single Story” Chimamanda Adichie says, ““Stories
matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but
stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a
people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” Discuss how Adichie’s claim is
demonstrated in any two texts we’ve studied this semester.
3. In Soucouyant, the protagonist describes memory as “a bruise still tender” (p 32).
Explain the meaning of this metaphor, and discuss how this comparison between
memory and a bruise is represented in any two texts we studied this semester.
(You may discuss the novel as one of the two texts, but you are not required to.)


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