Using the two quotes that I am going to provide use them as a lens or keyhole through you’ll analyze the other. Then, work towards debatable
thesis that brings the two text together. (no outside source just analyze the quotes. Make sure you have the intro body paragraph & conclusion & a separate page for the citation ill provide you with.
Phillip Gourevitch: We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families
?Rwabugiri?s death had trigged a violent succession fight among the Tutsi royal clans; the dynasty was in great disarray and the weakened leaders of the prevailing factions eagerly collaborated with the colonial overlords in exchange for patronage. The political structure that resulted is often described as ?dual colonialism,? in which Tutsi elites exploited the protection and license extended by the Germans to pursue their internal feuds and to further their hegemony over the Hutus.? (pg 54)
?Registration Act (1950) selected the racial categories of all South African. The Bantu Education Act (1953) Gave the government control of African education to prepare black for ?certain forms of labors.? The group areas act (1950) divided zones for living and working by race.? (Kapstein pg 315) These were a few of the discrimination acts against South Africa created by the white government. ?Apartheid criminalized the legal system by developing it to support crimes committed in the name of apartheid. Among these were forced removals, detention without trial, torture, treason trials, arrests, banning, and censorship.? (pg 317)
-There is two quotes on (SECOND QUOTE PART) choose the one you can connect more to the very first one!!!)
USE IN TEXT CITATION MLA FORMAT DOUBLE SPACE 12 FONT
1)Helen Kapstein. ?Apartheid A Crime Against Humanity.? McKaiser, Eusebius. ?South Africans Are Used to Being the Targets of Racist Hatred.
2) Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda. , 1999.Lit 327
This essay serves a few purposes: It?s a check to see how you?re doing in the class, how much you?re understanding, and how closely you?ve done the reading. It?s also, importantly, a chance to synthesize ideas and connect the dots. It builds on skills from the ?in the news? essays, where you?re making connections between text and context, and on other skills we?ve practiced so far, like reading closely and using literary terminology carefully. Keep these learning objectives in mind as you write.
Your essay should meet the same general guidelines as in the past, but this time should be approx. 4 pgs long.
For this assignment, you?re going to bring together one reading from unit 1 (South Africa) and one reading from unit 2 (Rwanda) in what?s called a keyhole or lens essay.
What is a keyhole essay?
A keyhole, or lens, essay uses X as a lens through which to view Y. Just like peering through a keyhole or looking through the lens of a microscope changes the way you see an object, using X as a framework for looking at Y changes the way you see Y. Here, the focus is on Y, as seen through X. Looking at the text this way allows you to illuminate, critique, or challenge something that otherwise might go unnoticed.
Think about which texts you want to work with and why. Pick a term, sentence, phrase, or idea from one of them that you?ll use as the lens or keyhole through you?ll analyze the other. Then, work towards a debatable (& original, text-based, focused) thesis that brings the two texts together.
What to do:
?Specificity is always best: Find a specific idea, image, or other small moment in the text you?re using as your keyhole. This may be as small as a single word, if it?s one that opens up the other text for analysis.
?As you develop your essay, consider how one text unlocks the other. When you peer through that keyhole, what do you see?
?Close textual analysis should serve as your main source of evidence. Quote and analyze what you?ve quoted?don?t assume it speaks for itself. Remember, whenever you quote, summarize, or paraphrase a text, use MLA citations and include a Works Cited list.
?If you?re working with a film, treat it as you would any other text?analyze it closely, thinking specifically about its cinematic qualities (eg lighting, camera angles, sound, costumes, etc).
?Keep our class discussions in mind. A review of your notes and annotations will help you to ask key questions and shape your analysis.
?Always try to answer the big question: ?So what??
What not to do:
?Your argument should not be based in something self-evident, like, ?Both texts talk about torture, but they do it differently because one is a poem and one is a play.?
?Don?t try to treat everything in both texts. Focus on specific episodes, passages, and language.
?Don?t try to make a huge, general argument about a huge, general idea. For eg, writing about justice is way too broad, but maybe writing about how these texts treat restorative justice is manageable.
?You do not need to consult outside sources. Focus on your own interpretation.