I’m studying for my Writing class and need an explanation.
Write a well-developed analysis of Our Nig (approx. 600 words) that responds to the following question: Frado is not a slave, but is she free? Your analysis should have a thesis that is supported with at least one close reading of a specific passage from the novel.
- To help you develop your thesis and interpretation, you might also consider some of these questions: Does Frado experience moments of freedom where she is able to assert her independence? Does Frado rebel against authority? Does Frado experience moments of sympathy or connection with whites or with authority? Is Frado able to exert control over her body and her work?
This assignment must be typed (single or double-spaced—your aesthetic preference) and uploaded to Canvas as a .pdf, .doc, or .rtf file. Use a first-page heading with your name, my name, course, and date. Give your assignment an original title.
Criteria for Grading
To earn a “Complete,” assignments must meet the following requirements:
- State your thesis in response to the question
- Develop your thesis with analysis of the novel’s political, historical, and cultural contexts and/or its formal properties, e.g. characterization, imagery, irony, theme, etc.
- Support your thesis with at least one close reading of a specific passage from the novel
- Include at least one quote from the novel, properly cited with an MLA parenthetical citation, e.g. “Quoted passage” (51).
- 1-2 well-developed paragraphs, minimum of 600 words total
To earn Advanced Labor credit, assignments must meet all of the above criteria, as well as the following criteria:
- Use Douglass’s speech to construct and develop your thesis on the novel
- Support your thesis with at least one close reading of a specific passage from Douglass’s speech
- Demonstrate engagement with Douglass’s speech by using it to deepen your analysis and interpretation of the novel