Assignment 1:  1 page paper , please see attachment. Assignment 2:

Assignment 1:  1 page paper , please see attachment.

Assignment 2: Discussion post only , 200 words MAX . 


Discussion 7. Questions/Commentary: You may comment on one or both discussions.

A) In “The Wife of His Youth” by Charles W. Chesnutt, Mr. Ryder makes a statement about identity. He notes that “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.” Discuss what you think Mr. Ryder means.

B) In African American literary traditions, the trickster is a figure who can also act dim-witted, docile, and ignorant but in actuality is just the opposite– sharp, shrewd, and quick-witted. How does Grandison, of Charles W. Chesnutt’s “The Passing of Grandison,” fit into this tradition?

DRAW SPECIFICALLY FROM THE TEXTS. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. DO NOT REFERENCE OUTSIDE SOURCES (Google, Wikipedia, student guides, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.). 

Please be sure to post at least 200 words in your response. You must respond to at least two of your peers to receive full credit, and you must post before we move on to the next week. 

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