st 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wright, or Ellison) and a
nonfiction (Tecumseh, Jacobs, or Douglass) piece that we have read this week. First,show how the
character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), and then explain
specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society.
300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
Include two properly integrated and cited quotations one from each work)to support your claims. You may
use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for
information about integrating and citing quotes.
Native American Oral Literature: Vol. 1 pp. 29-30
Biography, Vol. 1 p. 484 and “Speech to the Osages,” Vol. 1 pp. 484-486 (nonfiction)
Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 652-655 and “The Soft-Hearted Sioux,” Vol. 2 pp. 660-665 (fiction)
Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1677-1678 ; “At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School,” Vol. 2 pp. 1678-1679
(poetry); and “Pawn Shop,” Vol. 2. p. 1679 (fiction)
Biography, Vol. 1 pp. 878-879 and chapters I, VII, and X from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Vol. 1 pp.
Biography, Vol. 1 pp. 996-1000 and “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” Vol. 1 pp. 1066-1069
Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1058-1059 and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” Vol. 2 pp. 1059-1067 (fiction)
Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1209-1210 and excerpt from Invisible Man, Vol. 2 pp. 1210-1220 (fiction)