If you have chosen The Shame of Hunger
to respond to, first think carefully about what you are going to do. Prepare a
thesis statement which allows you to explore one of Weisel's central ideas.
Organize supporting material (quotations from or references to the essay) for
your argument. Indicate why you agree or disagree, or comment on what you
consider to be the significance of what Weisel has to say.
||The Shame of Hunger by
Elie Wiesel. The Shame of
Hunger. Copyright © 1990 by Elie Wiesel.
If you have chosen to write about The Street
That Got Mislaid, decide what you think is Waddington's central idea. Can
you justify your choice from the text? Organize your response around a thesis
statement. By referring directly to the story, indicate how you have
interpreted what Waddington is saying, or what might be its significance. You
might also want to ask yourself if Waddington succeeds in his intentions.
||The Street That Got
Mislaid by Patrick Waddington
Patrick Waddington. The Street That
Got Mislaid. From Canadian Short Stories. Toronto: Oxford
University Press, 1952.
If you have chosen to develop your understanding
of Baldwin's essay, indicate in your response what you think his main point is.
Is it a position that you could agree with? Is it a position that you do not
agree with? Alternatively, you could comment on what you think is the
significance of Baldwin's argument. Whichever option you choose, develop a
thesis statement and refer directly to If Black English Isn't a Language,
Then What Is? to demonstrate your understanding of Balwin's argument in a
||If Black English Isn't a
Language, Tell Me, What Is? by James Baldwin
James Baldwin. If Black English Isn't
a Language, Tell Me, What Is? From The New York Times, July 29,