essay 2- creative

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essay 2- creative

essay 2- creative 

For this assignment, you will continue entering into conversations with literature, though this time, it is with August Wilson’s play Fences. Below are several prompts; please choose one (1).

choose from one of these prompts:

1. About the character Rose, Viola Davis says in the NPR interview with Denzel Washington that: “You see a woman who is not downtrodden. It was very important for me to create an entire and specific portrait of a woman.” Write an essay in which you discuss the character of Rose and “the complete journey of womanhood” she experiences in the play. Your thesis statement should make some sort of claim about the journey Rose makes (if she does in fact do so, in your opinion).

2. In the NPR interview, Denzel Washington discusses the spiritual arc the character of Troy experiences throughout the play, which he describes as “from hell to hallelujah.” Write an essay in which you discuss this arc. Do you agree? Disagree? Both? Support your stance with evidence from the play.

3. Davis claims that “Wilson honors those men that people just never even talk about, men in history that were invisible men like my dad who was a groom on a race track and born in 1936, had a fifth-grade education.” Write an essay in which you explore what life was like for men like Troy Maxson, who the play depicts as having lived in Pittsburgh’s “Hill District” from 1918-1965, and the ways in which (if at all), the play honors them.

In addition to including evidence to support your thesis from the play itself, you will incorporate 1-2 outside sources to support your views or to address counterarguments. I will provide these sources; they will be assigned during weeks 5.

websites from week 5:


Word Count: 1200-1800 words

Creative Title


Minimum of 8 paragraphs

Times New Roman, 11 or 12 pt. font


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