Ompare and Contrast: Fires of jubilee book by nat turner to the film amistad
Responding to the question of what he hoped to accomplish with his documentary film, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, the filmmaker, Charles Burnett stated, a?Hopefully, the film will initiate a debate on race and by doing so perhaps get us to a better place in terms of black/white issues. I also think that part of society suffers from selective amnesia and they need to be awakened.a? Compare and contrast this film with The Fires of Jubilee. How did both the film and book address the legacy of slavery for contemporary race relations? (We will view this film in class.)
The Stephen Spielberg film Amistad tells the story of a slave revolt. Compare and contrast the film to Fires of Jubilee. How were the circumstances and details of the revolts different from one another? How were they similar?
do not write in first or second person (i.e. I, you, we, me, ours, and yours)
do not write in contractions
use spell check on your computer
do not write in slang or abbreviations, this is a formal paper
Organization of paper
do not write one long paragraph, show true development of an essay
have a clearly stated thesis/argument that is backed up
State your theme and provide three arguments that support them. The more analytical, the better your grade will be.
Do not simply state your supportive argument. Explain the implications and what it means.
Comprehension of Material
does the paper show that you clearly read and understood the book and film
Examples from the book and film
use examples from the book to support both your comparisons and contrasts
Plagiarism and fabrication will not be tolerated in this course. Plagiarism means intentionally or knowingly appropriating, either word for word (or in substance), from the writing of another and incorporating these as your own written work offered for credit. It includes the use of improper citations and referencing and unacceptable paraphrasing. Fabrication means the intentional falsification or invention of any information or citation. Plagiarism and fabrication in assignments and submissions may result in a Fail Grade in the assignment, as the situation warrants. Particularly egregious instances will result in the reporting of the student to the College.