I’m working on a Literature exercise and need support.

the textbook:

Levine, R. S., Elliot, M.A., Gustafson, S.M., Hungerford, A., & Loeffelholz, M. (Eds.) (2017). The Norton anthology of American literature (Shorter 9th ed.). (Vols. 1-2). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

  • ISBN: 9780393666335
  • Complete all of the following assigned readings. Emily Dickinson:Biography, Vol. 1 pp. 1246-50 and Poem 269, “Wild nights – Wild nights!”, Vol 1 p. 1254 (poetry) Kate Chopin:Biography, Vol. 2, pp. 441-442 and “Désirée’s Baby,” Vol. 2 pp. 442-446 (fiction)Susan Glaspell:Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 750-751 and Trifles, Vol. 2 pp. 751-761 (drama) Watch the video Performance of Trifles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1LGwPFeSz8Audre Lorde:Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1490-1491 and “That Woman Thing,” pp. 1492-1493 (poetry)Lucille Clifton:Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1494-1495 and “homage to my hips,” Vol. 2 p. 1496 (poetry) Watch the video Video of Clifton reading “homage to my hips,” https://vimeo.com/36987057Other required readings:David Sedaris:Biography, http://www.biography.com/people/david-sedaris-39460#synopsis and “A Modest Proposal,” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/28/a-modest-proposal (Nonfiction)Kate Bornstein:Biography, http://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/bornstein-kate and Chapters 1 and 2 from Gender Outlaw, http://facweb.northseattle.edu/amurkows/Dangerous%20Ideas-%20IS-%20S05/GenderOutlaw.pdf (Nonfiction)

the discussion you have to post the following: Identify a character from both a fiction (Chopin or Glaspell) and a nonfiction piece (Sedaris or Bornstein) that we have read this week. First, show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), an then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society. Use paraphrased quotes to support your claims, and cite them in APA style using in-text and reference citations that you reviewed last week.


  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited paraphrased quotations (one from each work) to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing quotes.

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