Assignment: In 1,000-to-1,500 words, analyze the author Nick Bertozzi’s treatment of one of the characters in the Lewis and Clark graphic novel. You may focus on any character of your choice. Some of the characters you may analyze include: Meriwether Lewis
Nick Bertozzi’s treatment of one of the characters in the Lewis
Assignment: In 1,000-to-1,500 words, analyze the author Nick Bertozzi’s treatment of one of the characters in the Lewis and Clark graphic novel.
You may focus on any character of your choice. Some of the characters you may analyze include:
Firstly, Meriwether Lewis.
Secondly, William Clark.
Answer the following questions about Lewis and Clark through the eyes of your chosen character (in any order):
Firstly, What is the overall message the author is trying to convey with the character, and how does he convey it?
Secondly,How do the images enhance our understanding of the character and the story?
Thirdly, How does the author portray the character’s personal story: triumphantly, tragically, other?
Also, How might a narrative focused on a less-central or supporting character change the book and its overall message? (NOTE: this last question is relevant even if you’re writing about a main character)
Fourthly, How does the graphic novel compare with primary and secondary sources about Lewis and Clark, the Louisiana Purchase, and the time period broadly speaking?
This is an argument-driven essay, so you must state a clear argument at the beginning of the paper and use the body of your essay to back up your argument. Please be sure to keep your paper focused, clear, and concise.
Citations: You may only use materials from class, and you must cite your sources as you use them.
Even if you do not quote directly from the sources, you must cite them after a sentence(s) describing information from the particular source.
- Please do not use long quotes—use your own words whenever possible. If you include information from:
Lewis and Clark, title and page number in parentheses: i.e., (Lewis and Clark, 17)
Lab section: (section)
U.S.: A Narrative History: title and page number: i.e., (U.S.: A Narrative History, 255).
Discovering the American Past, list the abbreviated source title and page number: i.e.,
(Aztec creation account, 15) or (Ch. 1 background, 3)