1: Zora Neale Hurston "How It Feels To Be Colored Me"
2: Brent Staples "Just Walk On By"
Scene : I wrote but it can be edited and transformed. (attaching)
DO NOT COMPARE/CONTRAST!!!!!
NOT HISTORY PAPER: Only use the two essays
to make argument and support: not outside sources.
MY IDEA IS:
Self being defined by others
only colored when someone else sees you as colored
How much of the self is defined by others?
USE QUOTE: ?sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me? (Hurston 161).
Attitude of bafflement, conciseness ignorance
Staples: trying to diffuse the bomb, his behavior completely controlled because of identity he is given, black men viewed as more dangerous then black women (gender identity) roll he is cast in is more aggressive dangerous role vs. zora: more harmless fool
Needs to be clear:
where idea is coming from and how we got that idea
make connection clear to idea
use quotes and evidence to support idea (from the essays
Hurston and Staples)
idea need to be made clear at the beginning:
in the intro: dont jump right into essays
begin by developing your idea and where you are going to go with the main essay
and how the 2nd essay
further made you think about this idea.
ASSIGNMENT and guidelines:
1: Deepening an Idea
During this progression you engaged with the idea of a core text and deepened your understanding of that idea as you put it into relationship with other sources (a second text, a scene from your own experience, an artwork). What are the larger implications of that idea? How have other pieces of evidence influenced your thinking about that idea?
Now, write an essay
in which you deepen our understanding of this idea, the idea you discovered in and borrowed from your original essay
. Examine and evaluate this idea against the backdrop of the original selected essay
; the original essay
provides the foundation for your ruminations, so your reader will have to understand it. Deepen your understanding of the idea by examining and evaluating it through the lens of other pieces of evidence?a second text and your own experience or an artwork.
Your goal is to help us see this deepened, more complex understanding you've come to; you want to convince us that your new understanding has merit and value.
To do so, you must
? Write for readers who aren't familiar with your evidence.
? Present your evidence vividly and precisely.
? Analyze that evidence with clarity and rigor.
? Reflect on the evidence to reveal its meaning.
? Conceive of an essay
structure that is best suited to revealing your idea.
? Your evidence must include: 1) your analysis of the chosen text; 2) one other written text; 3) one recreated scene of experience or an artwork.
? Your evidence may also include additional texts and scenes of experience (used substantively and meaningfully).
? Your essay
must have a beginning, middle, and end.
? Your essay
must use MLA citation and have a Works Cited page.?Page limit: 5-7 pages (not including the Works Cited page).
It is not enough to state your claims and list your evidence. Persuasion is an art. You must compel us, through creative form, surprising turns, elegant representations, and a familiar voice, to follow your thinking about these ideas. Be inventive as you think about how to structure your essay
; there is no one formula.
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THESE GUIDELINES
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