In an organized and well supported essay, discuss the connections between theme and culture in two or more of the selections below.
“The Lesson,” Toni Cade Bambara“Phenomenal Woman,” Maya AngelouMaya Angelou, “Still I Rise”Sandra Cisneros, “Three Wise Guys”Sherman Alexie, “Good Hair”Sherman Alexie, “On the Amtrak From Boston To New York City
“Culture” is the combination of the social behavior and norms of a particular group and may include knowledge, belief, customs, and habits of those in the group. In this essay, consider the writer’s theme or “message,” specifically as it relates to the specific culture in which he or she is writing.
In support of your own interpretation, you will also include additional points of view on the writings and/or on the writers themselves.
This essay must include a combination of no less than SIX in-text citations from at least two credible and reliable secondary sources that have been written on the selections or the writers. Citations must be in proper APA Style and a Reference List must be included.
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Essays must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins and no less than 1,000 words of text.