The topic is basically asking me why people need to read a certain piece of literature and I chose On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley. The source needs to be quotes form the piece of literature I chose.
Works of literature chosen to be included in anthologies such as our text for this course are selected by editors who are experts in the field. Some of these works are chosen because they epitomize some aspect of the time in which they were written (such as mores, religious beliefs, social practices, or other traditions). Others are selected because they are considered to be the best examples of particular themes or literary techniques. Some offer us insight into the character of a famous historical figure (e.g., Abraham Lincoln). Obviously, the works of literature we have read this semester have withstood the test of time and are considered valuable pieces for students to study. Choose a work of literature we have read this semester. Write an essay in which you argue the place of your chosen work in early American literature. Some ideas to consider as you frame your thesis might include – but are not limited to – the following questions: What is thework’s place in American literature? How does the work reflect the time in which it is written? Does the work have themes or concepts that are timeless? Is the work considered the best example of a particular literary style or movement? Basically, in some way, your thesis should argue why students today should be required to read this work of literature.