SWA 2 Instructions
Short Writing Assignment #2 (40 points)
Instructions: The short writing assignment is to assess your understanding of class materials (readings, lectures, films, etc.). The length of the short writing assignment is a total of 2-3 pages double-spaced. Provide appropriate citations for direct quotes using the Chicago author-date and page citation format (example: Ng 2014, 5). For more examples see http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html). Also include a work-cited page.
Prompts: ANSWER ALL PROMPTS. Please number your responses and be sure to address all parts of the prompt.
1. The film, “First Morning” and Celeste Ng’s novel, Everything I Never Told You, says a great deal about the influence parents have on their children. How did your parents influence your childhood? Do you think the same issues will affect the next generation of either families?
2. Discuss a situation in which you have felt like an outsider. How do the members of Linh’s or the Lee family deal with being measured against stereotypes and others’ perceptions?
3. There’s so much that the characters in the novel keep to themselves. What do you wish they had shared with one another? Do you think an ability to better express themselves would have changed the outcome of the book?