Assignment: Write a literary essay (1,000-1,200 words) based on the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor.

PLEASE DO NOT USE OUTSIDE RESEARCH FOR THIS PAPER. I WANT YOUR IDEAS SUPPORTED WITH QUOTES FROM THE MEMOIR.

 

Develop a thesis that answers ONE of the following questions and APPLY ONE OF THE LENSES FROM THE LENSES FOR READING LITERATURE HANDOUT:

 

1) How does the author use America and/or Bruce Springsteen and his music to show his struggles?

 

2) What role does the authors father play in his sons struggles?

 

 

These are starting points. You need to develop a specific, argument thesis statement and support your points with the text. For example I might use the following as my thesis if I chose question #1:

 

In the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor, the authors obsession with Bruce Springsteen and his music is used to show his desire for independence from his traditional family and his need to escape the confines he feels as a young Pakistani in Britain.