As you have gone through the unit on Native American literature, you have read a lot about the practice of assimilation. Select a character from the novel Tracks and, in 1000 words reflect on how he or she deals with the pressures of assimilation. You must use examples from the novel in the form of direct quotes with in-text citations. In addition, you may draw on any other material you have read or viewed in class up to this point. No outside texts will be permitted, and the use of outside sources will result in a 10 point deduction per source!! To decide which character you might focus on, you should examine how each major character reacts to the social pressure to assimilate into white culture. You are expected to bring in literary elements – like similes, metaphors (check the Literary Terms in Course Content), plot, or setting – that help readers understand how this character is dealing with assimilation.
This should be in present tense, formal tone (no slang, contractions, and not first or second person), formatted in MLA style, including in-text citations and a Works Cited page, and include ample quotes from the novel.
1000 word response to prompt – MLA Style: formatting, in-text citations, and Works Cited page; formal tone, and correct grammar and punctuation.
A minimum of 3-6 direct quotes
Correct use of literary terms (please consult the “Literary Terms” found in Course Content)