Essay Instructions: Compare + contrast "Ellen Foster" by Kaye Gibbons and "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself" (Norton Critical Edition) in terms of style + content. What makes these works particularly American? Use details from the readings to support your points.
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Essay Instructions: These are supposed to be journals based on the readings. One journal shouldn't be more than a page.
Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the hands of an Angry God"- write about your response to Edward's sermon as a member of his congregation.
St. Jean De Crevecoeur "Letters from an American Farmer"-- Letter III "What is an American" and "Who told you anybody wants to hear from you? you ain't nothing but a black woman" by Hattie Gossett. -write about reactions to his interpretations being an American as well as those of Morales and Gossett.
"Self-reliance", "Circles", and "Nature" by Emerson- write about Emerson's concept of the "transparent eyeball" and necessity for constant movement.
Chapters 1-9 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself (Norton Edition)- write why you believe Douglass includes the preface by William Lloyd Garrison and letter by Wendell Phillips before he begins his narrative.
Douglass Chapters 10-Appendix, "Letter from a Former Slaveholder" by A.C.C. Thompson and "Reply to Thompson's Letter" by Douglass. -write about rationale behind Thompson and Douglass's exchange.
Chapter 1-12 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- write about Huck's voice as compared to previous works.
Ellen Foster- write own review of Ellen Foster
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