Essay 3 - Vieira 1 Ktia Mello Vieira English 101/107 Fall...

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Vieira 1 Kátia Mello Vieira English 101/107 Fall 2008 Essay 3 The Culture of Family and Friends: Contextual Analysis First draft: November 13 th . Bring two double-spaced copies. Second draft: November 18 th . Bring two double-spaced copies. Final draft: November 25th at the beginning of class. (Submit only hard copies of your essay in class or ML 445 by 1:45 pm. Late assignments will be deducted one letter grade.) In unit three, we will take a close look at the culture of family and friends and how that affects the way we view life. What assumptions, values, beliefs draw family and friends together or apart? How do issues of class, sexuality, gender, and race affect our familial and/or friendship relations? How can we define “family” and/or “friends?” I suggest the theme of family and friends and how these cultures help shape you. However, you are free to astray from the proposed theme and set another inquiry for this unit. The Basics: A contextual analysis essay examines the relationship of a primary text to a larger, defined context. You will achieve this in two ways: first, by incorporating contextual insight gleaned from a lens text and second, by integrating research from a secondary text into the body of the paper. This essay is an analytical paper that will attempt to persuade the reader of the validity of a certain interpretation of the primary text as it has been influenced by your reading of the lens text and the secondary text. You will support your thesis statement in the body of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ENGL 107 taught by Professor Merritt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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