Answer these 4 questions listed below. Support your answers through text evidence and analysis. (A paragraph for each question.) Use these two books, Citizen by Claudia Rankine and Between the World and me by ta-Nehisi Coates.
1 Explain the struggle presented to Samori (and Coates’s audience) in Between the World and Me.
2 How are addressability and perspective used in Citizen? Choose one passage, quote moments from it, and analyze its purpose/function in comparison to the more traditional narrative format.
3 Why is it so difficult for Coates to tell his son that he has the right to be himself in America?
4 What do these two texts offer Americans in terms of understanding and interacting with social injustice?