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listen to scholar Eric Foner’s talk on Who is an American? Prompt: In 300 to 40

listen to scholar Eric Foner’s talk on Who is an American?
Prompt: In 300 to 400 hundred words, describe Foner’s assertions about who is an American, and why citizenship and being an American is a contested issue?
Helpful Hints to Shape Your Response: Consider taking notes on:
How has the West created the concept of race and ascribe predictive powers about human behavior
What is the difference between civic nationalism and ethnic nationalism?
What groups have constituted an American in the past?
Why did race replace class in America?
In your response, give one specific quotation/ paraphrase from Foner’s podcast.
here is the link for the podcast

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Freshly creatively written: 100% free of any plagiarism and No Course hero links

Freshly creatively written: 100% free of any plagiarism and No Course hero links nor affiliation, links nor material.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read “This Must Be the Place” and “Individualism as an American Cultural Value” in your course text. In addition, read the article “How Language Shapes Thought (Links to an external site.)” and the short literary works “My Name,” the first story on the webpage House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros: 2 Stories (Links to an external site.), and “Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan (Links to an external site.).”
In “How Language Shapes Thought,” Boroditsky (2011) discusses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which contends that language powerfully shapes everyday experiences and perceptions of the world. The language(s) humans speak, the theory suggests, may influence their everyday experiences in ways they are often unaware of. This week’s readings offer reflections on the significance of language in an individual’s day-to-day experience, particularly as language relates to one’s senses of individual and cultural identity. The authors suggest repeatedly that language is closely connected to culture and to history. Sometimes, when cultures and languages intersect, this intersection may present conflicts between an individual’s sense of self and that individual’s relationship to language, and between the person’s own and another culture.

Choose at least two readings from this week, and reflect on the relationship between language and identity. In your initial posting, consider the following questions:
How are language and identity connected in the works? Consider both individual and cultural identity.
How is language depicted as a source of power on the one hand, and a cause of inner and external conflict on the other?
How does language highlight and embody possible conflicts between cultures and ethnicities?
To what extent does language affect (or not affect) our world views, and our experiences of ourselves and the world?
Remember to refer to specific examples, passages, and quotes from your chosen texts in your discussion.
Your initial post is due by Day 3 and must be at least 300 words in length.
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One of the ways we can develop our understanding of ourselves as learners (in or

One of the ways we can develop our understanding of ourselves as learners (in order to enhance our learning) is by reflecting on our personal literate history.
In this post, select two or three moments in your reading or writing history to discuss with the class. This of this assignment as an introduction of yourself as a reader and writer. You can include memorable moments from birth to now that have helped shape you as a reader or writer today OR you can post about how you rely on reading and writing in your daily life.
Once you have posted your response, reply to two other people in the class with a substantive response that connects to your personal literary history.
This post length should be at least three paragraphs for the first post and at least one paragraph for each reply.

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You will have to write a three to four-page essay on the following question.
This question is based on the articles we have read so far.
Your essay should have a CLEAR thesis and a SPECIFIC focus. Please, use the APA format. Do not forget to proofread your essay.
Write an essay discussing, exploring, and focusing on one central fact of your life, such as religion, language, race, unique talents, and/or place of birth. Try to explain how that fact has influenced your life.
Use examples, quotations, and citations from 2-3 article provided. . Use the APA style

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After reading the poem by Wilfred Owen (located in your lesson content section)

After reading the poem by Wilfred Owen (located in your lesson content section) and the two assigned short stories by Tim O’Brien and Alice Walker from your textbook for this week, you should have noticed that both the poem and the stories share a commonality of how history, culture, and the background of the author all played an important role in developing works of literature in the 20th century.
All readings are listed for each module in the Lesson Content section of your course. The assigned novel is not due until the end of Module 03. There are also no written assignments on the novel until Module 03. All other written papers and discussions are based on poems or short stories located either in your text or in our library.
For your initial discussion post, share your thoughts on how history, culture, and the background of the author played key roles in developing one of the stories and on the poem you were assigned.
How are men portrayed versus women?
What key struggles did the characters undergo which revealed important information about the time period and their culture or background?
Your initial post should name the specific work and use quotes or lines from the readings. Be sure to acknowledge the source.
Wilfred Owen
A close examination of Wilfred Owen’s “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” reveals the poet’s sorrow as he uses the symbol of cattle being slaughtered for those that are lost to the “monstrous anger of the guns ” (p. 200). However, it is important to note that Owen was not making an anti-war statement, but rather a lament at such innocent lives being taken on a distant battlefield so far from home and loved ones, as there is no one to mourn the dead on the fields of war. Owen, who was sent home once from the front for shell shock, wrote this poem while convalescing.
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
—Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds. (p. 200)
He was later sent back to the war front. While trying to lead his men to victory in Ors, France, he was killed in battle only one week before Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), which marked the end of the war.
“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

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The attachment in the link is an EXAMPLE PAPER. Please do not copy it in any way

The attachment in the link is an EXAMPLE PAPER. Please do not copy it in any way, it’s just so you know my professor’s standards
PAPER TWO should be a literary analysis based on one of the elements of fiction, or it should be a research paper that uses one of the stories to springboard into a cultural or social topic. The literary analysis paper REQUIRES OUTSIDE research, AND you should include quotes from the original story (YOU SHOULD INCLUDE AT LEAST THREE OUTSIDE SOURCES—DO NO USE WIKIPEDIA). This paper should be at least THREE pages long.
You are free to come up with your own topic or thesis, but you should clear it with the instructor first by attaching a copy in the PAPER TWO THESIS AND PLAN OF DEVELOPMENT Assignment submission folder found under the Assignments tab.
Discuss the use of irony in “Gift of the Magi.”
Research how Christmas was transformed from a religious observance to a commercial holiday.
Research the era of political correctness and make comparisons to the theme of “Harrison Bergeon.”
Research the origins of the “woke” movement and do an analysis of how the word has been altered to mean something negative.
Research the use or sweatshops by U.S. corporations and make comparisons to “The Ones Who Walk Away from the Omelas.”
Analyze the theme of blind allegiance to tradition in “The Lottery.”
Research a tradition and show how most who participate in this ritual are like the villagers of “The Lottery,”—unaware.
Write an analysis of the style and tone of “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.”
How does Faulkner use regionalism in “Barn Burning” to enhance the story?
How does point of view enhance the story in “The Open Boat?”
Discuss the use of symbolism in “The Chrysanthemums.”
Show how the Parable of the Prodigal son is often used in literature as an allusion for forgiveness.
Analyze the theme of “How I Met My Husband.”
Research the origin of Satan and how he evolved to become the Prince of Darkness.

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1. The Literature. We can continue to study, analyze, and learn more about the m

1. The Literature. We can continue to study, analyze, and learn more about the meaning of the literature. We do this through study, researching, and gaining more knowledge of the literature.
Answer this question: What are the significant works of James Baldwin and Richard Rodriquez and why?
2. The Life. Research authors’ lives to learn more about their lifestyle, family, background, culture, beliefs, where they are from, period, etc.
3. By completing 1 and 2, we can start to answer this question:
How does the writer’s life appear in their work based on what we have learned in the first two?
This becomes an important and exciting question to attempt to answer in writing. We may have to do further research in order to conclude this.
4. There are themes in literature, but based on what we are outlining here, we are also starting to identify themes that can represent life and work based on what we find in the research.
Answer question: What are their central themes, and why?
5. In addition to continuing with the James Baldwin and Richard Rodriquez study in the Discussion Forums:
6. Please, analyze their presentations.
What are the main topics of their presentations?
How are their presentations related to the article we have read? (attadched)
Richard Rodriquez
Watch James Baldwin’s interview. 1979 at Berkley University

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Review the item Watch: Summary of Our Study on Western Culture, found in the Lea

Review the item Watch: Summary of Our Study on Western Culture, found in the Learn
section of Module 8: Week 8. After you have viewed this presentation, describe what you feel
has been the most influential paradigm shift in Western Culture that has affected America. I am
not looking for a particular person but events. Provide concrete reasons that clarify your position.

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Hello, I need a two page essay on the book I have listed in the title. This is t

Hello, I need a two page essay on the book I have listed in the title. This is the prompt:
Upon completion of your book, please address the following prompt: Compare and Contrast 2 or more characters within the book and determine who you resonate most closely with. Further, what 3 lessons can you take away from this reading?
This essay needs to be 2-3 FULL pages + a Works Cited page. Here is a direct link to MLA style:
Please be sure to use quotes to defend your position(s) and claim(s). Avoid plagiarism. Attached to this Summer Reading List & Assignment for 2022 is an MLA paper example.
! Feel free to chose the characters you like, but preferably one of them being a main character, same with the life lessons feel free to choose.!
Here are some additional questions the teacher suggested including in our essay:
When answering the questions, it is smart to support your ideas with quotes from the book. Note the page numbers so you can cite your source properly (MLA format of course) as you may be writing an essay on one or more of the books.
1. What is the theme (the central, dominating idea or universal truth) of the book?
2. What is the author’s view of life as shown in the book?
3. From whose point of view is the story told? How does this point of view shape the story?
4. What is the author’s attitude toward the characters? What is the most noticeable tone of his/her writing? What kind of atmosphere is presented?
5. How does the author develop the characters? By descriiptions? By what they say? By what they do? By what others say about them? Are these: dynamic, round, flat, sympathetic, unsympathetic, et cetera?
6. How does the author lead you to like some characters and dislike others? Which characters fall into these categories?
7. Which characters are the most highly developed? Does any character change significantly in attitudes or beliefs? In other words is there an example of bildungsroman?
8. Does the book have a believable plot? Do the incidents in the story seem true to life? What genre does it fit into?
9. How does the author use dialogue? What are the most important scenes in the book?
10. What symbols are central in the book? How do they contribute to the book as a whole? To the theme?

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Resources and citations: You can consult the Module commentary, the playtexts, o

Resources and citations: You can consult the Module commentary, the playtexts, or any other resources. However, if you consult or cite sources that are not part of the course material, you must include them in a list of Works Cited (MLA format). For the Module commentary, playtexts, and secondary readings referenced in the Modules, you can just give author last name or short title and page or line numbers in parentheses following your quotation or paraphrase (e.g., Holland, p. …; or Module 3; or Hamlet, 1.3.25). A Works Cited list is not needed if you are only citing these sources. The general idea is that I know where to find citations from the course material, but you need to tell me where else you have gathered your information from.

Part A (40 marks): Answer any two of the following four questions. Each answer is worth 20 marks and should be in the form of a paragraph (100-150 words). llustrate each of your answers with at least one specific example from any of the plays we have studied. The Module commentary has all the information you need to answer these questions. Try to use your own wording to demonstrate that you have understood the topic in your own terms.

What exposure would Shakespeare have had to “global” culture in early modern London?

What can be learned about Shakespeare’s plays by studying the books that he read?

How does Shakespeare represent non-English people in his plays? How would you characterize this “cultural vocabulary of difference”?

At the Globe theatre, what resources were available to actors for staging faraway places?

Tip for Part A: Remember that an effective paragraph is structured like a mini-essay: it should have an opening “topic” sentence, followed by detailed evidence supporting the idea introduced in the topic sentence, and ending with a sentence summarizing the evidence. A good approach would be to answer the question in a single sentence right at the beginning of your paragraph. If you do so, the rest of the paragraph will flow more easily.

Part B (60 marks): Write a short essay (500-600 words) reflecting on the following question.

How has the study of Shakespeare as a global author altered your understanding of his plays? In your essay, refer specifically to at least two of the plays we have studied.

Tip for Part B: A “short essay” on an exam is a scaled-down version of the kind of essay you write for your term papers. It should have an introductory paragraph clearly stating your argument (one or two sentences would be fine), at least three but no more than five supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph (again, one or two sentences would be fine). Remember that this is an exam, not an essay proper, so write clearly, straightforwardly, and with a mind to getting your point across. If you like, give your essay a title.

General tips for a strong exam paper overall:

Composition matters. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar will be considered in grading.
Accuracy matters. Names, dates, places, historical facts, etc. should be correct and complete. (If you’re not sure you have it right, check. Take advantage of the take-home format.)
Detail matters. The more detail you can pack into your paper, the better. The level of detail in your writing demonstrates how well you know the plays, the context, and the performance conditions. Strive for detail; avoid overly general statements.
Formatting matters. Submit text that is double-spaced, in 12-point font, with clear divisions and headlines. Include your name and date on the first page, top left.

Budget your time based on your workload (take-home exams are less scary, but they can be a time-sink), plan your approach, work on the paper over several days, and, if at all possible, enjoy the process. I very much look forward to reading your work. Good luck!


A final thought. Given that this course has been about Shakespeare as a global author, this would be a good time to reflect on where on the globe we are, who has occupied and continues to occupy the land where we live, and who and what has made it possible for us to be where we are, pursuing the privilege of higher education. The issues around place, power, and cultural identity we have been exploring in relation to Shakespeare’s plays are not only alive, but also being lived by us, wherever we are.
PLAYS: Hamlet + The Al-Hamlet Summit (Al-Bassam), Macbeth + Throne of Blood (Kurosawa), The Tempest + A Tempest (Cesaire)