• “The Willie Lynch Letter: How to Make a Slave”
Watch (less than 15 mins combined)
• Anansi appears to the slaves in “American Gods”: Youtube link — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eybZjacAS2o
• Denzel Washington in “The Great Debaters”: “The Willie Lynch Letter”: Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaSPWpKQzKE
• • Slavery as a Cult and as Human Trafficking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TQRVT6tkHs
Watch “Anansi Talks to Other Gods,” YOUTUBE
Watch “Anansi Talks to the Slaves,” YOUTUBE
WRITE USING MLA
Use Anansi in a scene in “American Gods” and Denzel Washington’s character in “The Great Debaters” to explain the effects of Willie Lynching of Slaves.
Underline your thesis in paragraph one and reference both visual texts and the “Willie Lynch Letter.
Of course, use at least one other critical source.
Discuss literary elements such as themes, character analysis, writing style, irony, forshadowing, allusion,symbols, and so on — your choice.
No need to repeat anything about its authenticity — it has long been questionable. You are to see it as literature, not has history, just as you have had to do
with all the works this semester, so don’t waste time discussing whether or not it is “real.”
Analyze for theme, irony, foreshadowing, allusion, symbolism, character analysis, setting, and so on