responds paper (Heart of Darkness , Wide Sargasso Sea, Burnt Shadows.)

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Write a 4 page paper that responds to one of the topics below. Each topic is general and so you must narrow the focus to develop your own specific thesis that relates to the topic you select. To develop your argument, you may consider how a text employs literary devices (such as those listed on our Literary Terms handout) and to what purpose. Develop your argument using close reading, contextual information (from the Context Squares), and analysis (identifying a feature of the text and explaining what it means and why it matters). You must provide quotations and analyze these quotations as evidence for your argument.


Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness.

Rhys, Jean.Wide Sargasso Sea

Shamsie, Kamila.Burnt Shadows.


Possible Topics:

1- A topic in many of our texts is the negative consequences of the global migration of people, goods, traditions, and/or ideas. Discuss how this topic is presented in two stories. What are the consequences of global migration in each story? Do the authors suggest that there might be positive aspects of transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, and/or globalization?

2- Discuss the role of storytelling in two of our course texts. Analyze the narrative perspectives, the language, the tone, the use of figurative language (such as metaphor, simile, and repetition, and/or the use of devices such as allusion). How does the narration and/or the narrative perspective help you understand the texts? Is storytelling discussed in the texts? If so, how and why?

5- Consider how characters from two different texts engage with public history and/or issues from within their homes. How does history affect characters’ personal lives?

“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid from Charters, Ann, Ed. The Story and its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. 6th Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.

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masterjoe
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Running head: CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL MIGRATION

Consequences of Global Migration
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CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL MIGRATION

1- A topic in many of our texts is the negative consequences of the global migration of
people, goods, traditions, and/or ideas. Discuss how this topic is presented in two stories.
What are the consequences of global migration in each story? Do the authors suggest that
there might be positive aspects of transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism,
and/or globalization?
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness
The novel brings out the aspect of exploitation and colonialism as a consequence of
global migration. At the beginning of the novel the main character, Marlowe is narrating the
story of his voyages into the interiors of Africa. An ivory company offers him a job through the
assistance of his aunt. He is sent into the interior to retrieve Kurtz, a man once famous for his
intellectual ability, who is in-charge of procuring ivory that is ultimately shipped down the river
and distributed throughout Europe.
Kurtz is also responsible for bringing European morals to the tribes that live in the jungle.
Kurtz writes up a paper on how he plans to civilize these people, in one section he scribbles the
words `exterminate all the brutes!' (Conrad, 1996). Kurtz realizes that the only effective way to
get ivory is not through cooperating with the natives, but by threatening them with violence if
they do not hand over their ivory to him. Such an action illustrates a clear sign of exploitation of
the natives for one's gain.
Additionally, in the heart of Darkness Conrad illustrates that colonialism creates a
situation in which lesser developed countrie...

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