Review the Strategy Questions for Organizing Your Argument Essay in Chapter 4, and then write a 1000-word response to the primary question of Chapter Activity #4 at the end of Chapter 8: How do family traditions and cultural legacies contribute to and/or inhibit an individual’s self- identity?
Chapter Activity #4:
How do family traditions and cultural legacies contribute to and/or inhibit an individual’s self-identity? What do you know about your family history? How in this history shared, and how is it valued among individual family members? Beyond its literal meaning, what are the broader implications of the cliche’ “keeping the family name alive”? Or has this cliche’ outlived its validity? A number of readings in this chapter address an aspect of familytradition/cultural heritage and individual identity and fulfillment- for example, Walker’s “Everday Use, “Heaney’s Digging,” Rich’s “Delta,” Kelly’s “The people in Me,” Walker’s “Lineage.” Drawing on evidence from several readings and your own experience and observations, write a claim of value argument about an aspect of family heritage and individual identity.
THE PAPER NEEDS AN INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH THAT SETS UP WHAT YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT AND CREATES A FRAME FOR THE ESSAY.