Discuss two stories that explicitly or implicitly advocate the need for social change.

(approximately 700-900 words or 5-7 paragraphs)Your essay should have a thesis, be coherent as a whole, and provide details (specific quotations) that demonstrate your familiarity with the stories. Knowledge of the terms and arguments discussed in class is appreciated, and so is your original approach to the topic.Make sure that you use direct quotations to suppport all arguments.TOPIC:Literature often includes a social message, suggesting that there are aspects of society that need to change (eg. gender inequality, class inequality, racial discrimination, human impact on the environment etc). Discuss two stories that explicitly or implicitly advocate the need for social change. What kind of change do these two stories suggest is needed, and how do they suggest it?
2 STORIES TO BE COMPARED:Queen of North by Edin RobinsonvsHeadstrong Historian by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FORMAT:A is not of course interested in_____. His story focusses on ___.I intend to base my analysis on these same terms.Even though story A explores….subject in this way…..Story B shares ….Back and forth between stories
BULLETS:-Robinson- settler colonialism (no choice, forced n replaced) Post colonialism, and still continuing to generations…Another theme that is parallel throughout the story is the struggles faced by native Canadians such as poverty, discrimination and abuse. (Native American life, Sexual Abuse of boys by priest in residential schools, poverty—rich vs poor get their way with money)Adichie- ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REASONS: A BETTER LIFE Most colonists had faced difficult lives in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, or Germany. They came to the Americas to escape poverty, warfare, political turmoil, famine and disease. They believed colonial life offered new opportunities. They chose to join…Internal colonialism is often accompanied by segregation that is defined as the separation of racial or ethnic groups.Beginning of Colonialism, during and post Colonialism
In the face of intergenerational trauma,…Even though it recognizes the therapeutic benefits of the “talking cure,” Robinson’s work explores the difficulties that prevent the victim of trauma from engaging in it, and ultimately accepts the limitations of this paradigm of treatment.In “Queen of the North,” the sufferer intends to gain a therapeutic sense of agency by sharing their stories…with a historical account of her cultural history