This paper is on the book ‘Site’s of Memory’ by Jay Winter. Answer 2 of the 3 questions and follow the prompt as needed. Make sure to focus on the part of the prompt that discusses citations. They are important, and needed in this essay.
It will be graded for: 1-a clear thesis, 2-depth of analysis, and 3-grammatical accuracy.
For an answer in the A range:
Student answers all questions clearly and accurately; answers are well-developed and provide examples and appropriate analytical detail where necessary; answers are well-articulated, and are presented in full, grammatically correct sentences. Answers incorporate quotes and supporting material from text and includes parenthetical references to appropriate page numbers and documentation for outside sources.
Do not make any claim or argument without some supporting evidence based on quotations. You MUST cite the page numbers in parentheses after the citation from the book (whenever possible). Your answers should show your command of the text. Quotes should have relevance. Do not use quotes that are “toss-aways”-meaning you picked some quote, any quote, because you writing at the last minute.
Your grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure are part of your grade. I prefer you use 12 point font, 1″ margins, and single space to save paper. They MUST have an analytic component. No analysis means that your starting baseline is automatically 80 points, not 100.
I. Sites of Memory Prompt; Answer two questions.
1. As clearly as possible, reiterate Winter’s thesis and argue for or against it, or modify it. It may be helpful (but not necessary) to situate him with Paul Fussell’s work, which he mentions.
2. What roles do “fictive” kinship and spiritualism play in mourning?
3. Winter notes a number of artists and writers as carriers of the war’s “apocalyptic” vision. Which one of these artists or writers struck you the most, and why?