Since passing College Writing or an equivalent course was a prerequisite for registering for this course, students are expected to be competent in writing well-organized and effectively supported essays, including coherent paragraphing, correct sentence skills, and MLA citation. Some minimal review of MLA citations will be provided. Plan ahead and work on an outline with a Writing Center tutor if you do not feel competent in these skills. 2 Details – Essay
Topic & Support: Develop the following content:
Main focus:(about two-thirds of essay)
1) Explain the work’s literary merit by focusing in-depth on two literary elements. Explain the use of two literary elements of fiction in this book, and present and discuss 3 to 5 brief text examples to support your main points. (Give only the briefest summary of the work’s basic topic – mostly analyze and explain the literary elements used.) Secondary topic: (about 1/3 of the essay)
2) Explain how at least one of these literary elements and the book relates to its sub-genre of Children’s or Young Adult literature. Depending on the book, these subgenres include historical realism, contemporary realism, fantasy, or science fiction – and should be discussed in relation to the intended AGE group of readers. (Note – contemporary or historical depends on the story’s time period—in setting—and how it relates to when the BOOK was published, not today.)
Note: Text support – the actual examples as quotes, paraphrases, or summary — should make up 3 to 5 brief examples and no more than about 200 words in total.
Week 12 Basic essay topic Assignment
For literary elements and their ‘merit or interest:
After reading the book ”Journey to Jo’burg”, there is an assembly of various characters. Among them, the most important character is Naledi. Naledi is one of the most intriguing characters here since after witnessing a lot of hurdles in her life, she never gets despaired rather she had a strong longing in her mind that she has to assist other people in this society. Whatever she had suffered in her life, she would be involved to help needy people by being a doctor (Naidoo, 1985, p. 36).
Here the two literary elements like characters and plot events are most intriguing. It is most interesting that the author has described the characters especially Naledi as enough mature and seem quite fit for the then-apartheid society.
The most interesting fact of this book is the awesome willing power of these two children named Naledi and Tiro. Eventually, there is seen that Naledi and Tioro were so careful and affectionate for their baby sister that they without caring anything set off to search for their mother (Naidoo, 1985, p. 59).
Their mother was out of town to meet their household expenses, in the absence of their mother, their baby sister Dieno would have the probability to die. To save the life of their sister, they run away from their grandmother’s house to Johannesburg.
The challenging facts were presented in this book regarding the way of getting entered a small town by Naledi and Tiro. Eventually, Naledi and Tiro were so scared that the police could make them stop. Naledi and Tiro were suspecting that the police can ask them for the passes. Moreover they also the police will arrest them as a stranger (Naidoo, 1985, p. 123).
The work’s approach to this content is critical. This book reveals the actuality of apartheid, the passing of laws and impacts of racism, and the breaking down of a happy family. Moreover, a sincere impulsive mode classic regarding a brother and sister who made their journey through South Africa during Apartheid in a race to search for their mother by saving their poorly baby sister named Diego.
The interesting assumption that took place about the culture, world, and people in this story is the prediction to be caught up by the Police Man while walking by a small town. Moreover, the most significant assumption about culture is in this era of apartheid the children are not subject to be determined by society’s rules and regulations.
The language while writing this storybook is English. The book is of reading age like 8-12 years. The languages used here are very much simple.
The turning point of this story refers to the appearance Of Grace. They on their way had witnessed a lot of experiences. The white bus they wanted to ride over and did so. There they met with a girl named Grace who was very much helpful. They assisted them in their goal to search for their mother and gave them to place to take rest. Even more, they had gathered a lot of information about apartheid. They had come to know that their brother was involved in the act of protesting or speaking against Apartheid (Naidoo, 1985, p. 96). By dint of his experience, they had gained knowledge to stand against the white people and their tyranny, it was not so easy. This very experience encouraged Naledi a lot to be a doctor.
For subgenres of children’s & YA literature:
In this story, there is used realism. Realism is regarded as apartheid. Apartheid signifies the oppression of Black people by white people. Its story on behalf of its genre is a fictional story based on real context. This book shows the features of its genres by preparing the pathetic background of Apartheid (Naidoo, 1985, p. 121). The characters present here are in the field of contemporary realism. The characters are mentioning here had been drawn in the context of Apartheid. Every character is important to depict the evil background and complications running in society. The intended age group of this story is 8-12 years old children. The story is based on the center characters that are thirteen years old and 10 years old. The intended group has got the most interest since the main characters are explaining the realism of this Apartheid society. These main characters have shown their remarkable courage and way of handling these obstacles and issues. The subgenre is a reflection of the disparity between races and customs of this society and the brutal oppression recorded in this story that happened with the White people. This book is verily important to get an overview of some real incidents of Apartheid.
Naidoo, Beverley, and Eric Velasquez. Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story. London: Longman, 1985.