My First Conk - Richard Krishnan Engl1A, Sec4 Due: October...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Richard Krishnan Engl1A, Sec4 Due: October 23, 2007 “My First Conk” Summary and Response 1. Why was the selection written as a process explanation instead of as a set of instructions? a. So that he could add his own commentary 2. This selection has an explicitly stated thesis that makes its purpose clear. What is this thesis? a. “I had joined that multitude of Negro men and women in America who are brainwashed into believing that the black people are ‘inferior’ – and white people ‘superior’ – that they will even violate and mutilate their God- created bodies to try to look ‘pretty’ by white standards.” 3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1964, when many African Americans regularly straightened their hair. Is the thesis of this except from the book still relevant today? a. No. 4. Why do you think Malcolm X includes so many references to the pain and discomfort he endured as part of the process? a.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGL 001A taught by Professor Scolley during the Fall '07 term at San Jose State University .

Ask a homework question - tutors are online