In Week Five of this course, you will submit a four- to five-page Literary Analysis in response to one of the topics from the approved List of Writing Prompts. This week, you will choose the topic you would like to explore, offer some information on what interests you about this topic, and supply a working thesis and key ideas you would like to develop. Though it might seem early to choose your topic, with only five weeks in the course, it is important to start early to best set yourself up for success.
After reviewing the list of prompts, choose one that you would like to explore. In addition, you should choose a literary work to discuss that relates to your topic of choice. The suggested literary works for each topic are listed beneath each prompt. Please review the Week 5 model example to understand what you are working toward on this assignment and future assignments.
Please use this prompt#2
“What You Pawn, I Will Redeem (Links to an external site.)” (Sherman Alexie, 2003)
- What beliefs and values from Native American culture does the narrator consider important, based on ideas and actions in the story?
- What kinds of experience and values do characters share across cultural differences like Native Americans and whites, or even between different native groups in the story?
- How do the bisexual character, the narrator, and the homeless characters in the story all demonstrate and resolve different “outsider” identities?