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Graded Assignment Name: ENG403B/404B: British and World Literature | Unit 7 | Lesson 12: Unit Test Date: Graded Assignment Unit Test: Cultures in Conflict Answer the questions using complete sentences. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit. (35 points) 1. Compare and contrast the conflicts faced by Orwell in “Shooting an Elephant” to those faced by Gideon in “No Witchcraft for Sale.” To what unique revelation does Orwell’s position as a police officer lead him? How can Gideon’s ultimate decision not to share his knowledge be interpreted as an act of rebellion and an assertion of the dignity and worth of his culture? Score Answer: (35 points) 2. What do pieces such as “Marriage Is a Private Affair” and the excerpt from Nectar in a Sieve demonstrate about the influence of modern ideas and modern ways on traditional cultures? How are the characters in these works affected by the modernization of their respective societies? Score Answer: (30 points) 3. Of all the characters highlighted in the works included in this unit, which one did you relate to or identify with the most in terms of his or her struggles and conflicts? Why? What was it about this character that made him or her affect you as he or she did? Be sure to point to specific examples from the work to support your response. Score Answer: Your Score © 2010 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. ___ of 100 Page 1 of 1
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The article on “No witchcraft for sale” outlines a scenario that involves the son of a
famous medicine man who had the ability to cure every type of illness. It is cultural that the
offspring of such person are also taught the tricks to the profession. Therefore, Gideon has as
much information about herbal medicine as the father had taught him (Lessing, 2016).
Since it is a traditional inheritance, he had the duty to safeguard this knowledge, and
perhaps teach it to his offspring. The inquiries by the doctors to be shown the secret healing root
does not mature since he,...

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