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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 11:59 pm on August 1, 2019. You will submit it via Georgetown's coursework software, Canvas, which you will have access to beginning May 28, 2019. 


Write one paragraph each reflecting on the following elements of Washington Black:
The Art of Writing: How does Edugyan 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 Edugyan uses in the book. Why this structure? What are the pros and cons of using it?

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