What does this passage reveal about ethnic, cultural, and/or national identity and why?

write a 3-4 page typed essay that zooms in on and interprets a portion or portions of The God of Small Things in relation to our course theme of ethnic, cultural, and/or national identity. The essay should focus on a particular chapter, part of a chapter, or section in the novel and analyze it in relation to one of the above types of identity. Your essay, though short, should develop around a strong thesis statement that responds to a directly stated or implied question about the type of identity you’ve chosen to discuss. You may use the critical lenses provided to help frame a driving question for your paper or you may just focus on the question: “What does this passage reveal about ethnic, cultural, and/or national identity and why?”. Please note, you may need to explain how you are using specific terms to put appropriate limits on the paper. The body of the essay should concisely summarize the chosen section from the text and then go on to interpret and discuss specific quotes, explaining how each supports your thesis. A concluding paragraph should tie up any loose ends and reiterate the thesis. Papers must be typed using Times New Roman 12pt font and double-spaced. Any of the acceptable formatting styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) may be used, so long as they are used correctly. If you need clarification on these guidelines visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab at: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/. For one of these papers, you may choose to respond with an original artistic piece, such as poem or drawing, and a 200 word explanation of how your art is a response to the text. USE THE BOOK GOD OF SMALL THINGS FOR THIS ESSAY AND ABOVE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WRITE IT.

English 1010 Fall 2020 Close Reading Group Work Handout

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