-This is a Literary analysis essay for Introduction to Literature.
-Below is a little description on what this essay should be about…
Family history is important in shaping the current generation (Berniece and Boy Willie) in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson; the same could be said for the impact of family history—particularly racial history—in shaping Natasha Trethewey as she presents herself in her poetry. Both Wilson and Trethewey show us attempts to reclaim or make something positive of that history as well. Compare and contrast how the authors deal with family history in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson and “Miscegenation” by Trethewey and “South” by Trethewey.
-Length: 750‑1250 words
-Your essay can begin with a thesis statement or you may write an introductory paragraph. –You must have a thesis, however.—
-Quotes are required from the works you are analyzing, and they must be correctly documented. See Basics of Using Source Materials for help on quoting and documenting.
-You do not need a works cited list
LINKS TO WORKS:
-The Piano Lesson overview
-The Piano Lesson Play