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Assignment for Students

Once you've finished Washington Black, please complete the following assignment. These are not intended to be exhaustive essays but simply reflections on the few points you found most intriguing or salient. 

The due date for the assignment is August 1, 2019. You will submit it via Georgetown's coursework software, Canvas which you will be able to access in June. 

Assignment

Write one paragraph each reflecting on the following elements of Washington Black:
 
The Art of Writing: How does Thien use historical events, themes, and literary devices?
 
The Characters: Which character do you connect with most? Why? How does this character evolve throughout the novel? 
 
- The Structure: Describe the structure Thien uses in the book. Why this structure? What are the pros and cons of using it?
 

If you have any questions about the assignment or any other aspect of the Workshop, contact marinoworkshop@georgetown.edu

 

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The Workshop is sponsored by Frederick Marino (SLL '68) and his family in honor of his father, Joseph Marino.