Prompt (what will you be writing about):
Is Fences an accurate depiction of the African American community of the Pittsburgh Hills District in the 1950’s? Why or why not?
Note: your response to this question plus the areas that you will be using to defend your argument are what create your thesis.
Be sure to have a thesis that clearly defines if and how you agree that Fences is an accurate depiction of the era.
Write supporting sections that defend your thesis. Suggested areas of information are:
o August Wilson’s life and times and how this is reflected in the play. Need text examples from Fences to tie in this information.
o History of the era and the setting. Need text examples from Fences to tie in this information.
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o Analysis of one or more of the main characters of the play who best exemplify this era and setting. Need text examples from Fences to tie in this information.
Use at least three outside academic sources that will support your essay (two of these sources can be from the previous research essay pre-write). Be sure to include Fences as an additional reference citation.
Length and format: 3-4 pages.
The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into the 3-4 page length of the essay.
It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style.
Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc.
Please use at least three outside sources to create a properly-formatted APA reference page.
Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual evidence.
Skills to be assessed with this assignment: creating effective thesis statements, incorporating research, analyzing rhetoric.
Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use in-text citations for direct quotes, paraphrases, and new information.