Read and analyze The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline 1. Building on the readings and the in-class discussions we have had about the class material, this assignment asks you to write an essay with an introduction, conclusion, and multiple body paragraphs. In your introduction, give a brief summary of the novel in addition to outlining your thesis statement. 2. You must have a thesis statement that responds to the essay question. In your essay, you must integrate material from both the novel and from AT LEAST TWO academic sources. These academic sources can be class readings or outside sources. You may also include non-academic sources such as book reviews or blog posts but they will not count towards the two academic sources needed. Please underline your thesis statement in the introduction. 3. Please use correct MLA (8th edition) citation style, citing ALL material you have taken from the novel, readings, and outside sources if applicable. (MLA citation style also applies for page numbers, title page, double-spacing, page layout etc.) 4. Essay question: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline could be read as both a dystopian story about colonization and colonial violence, and a utopian story about Indigenous resistance and futurity. In your essay, analyse whether or not this novel is dystopian, utopian or both. In your answer, you might consider themes relating to language, culture, the environment, gender, sexuality, community, family, colonization, or political resistance, among others.
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