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Week 5B — Paper #3: Identity/Rites of Passage (1,250 words) Due: July 13 For this paper, please choose only ONE of the two following topic choices to write about: 1. A rite of passage is an event in a person’s life that marks his or her progress or growth from one stage of life or status to another. Rites of passage can involve a variety of experiences that allow a person to gain new knowledge, a new perspective, or new insights. Rites of passage often help people to mature or grow. Through these experiences we sometimes realize something we had never seen before, either about life, ourselves, or others. Rites of passage can also simply be experiences that a person or a character goes through for the first time. The following experiences can all be considered as various rites of passage: getting your Driver’s License; the first time you earned an A in a class; the first time you went to a funeral; gaining a best friend; your first job, even if it was just at a small store; and enrolling in college. As you can see, a rite of passage does not have to be a monumental milestone, but a milestone of smaller proportions can still be important. A rite of passage does not always end in success, but can be the first time one attempts something new. Your paper must answer this question: How does the concept of a rite of passage appear in the works listed below? Discuss the rite of passage or aspects of the rite of passage that you see in each of the four works. Works to be analyzed in your discussion: Mrs. Sen’s” by Jhumpa Lahiri (taken from a single author book) Cathedral by Ray Carver (100 – 109) “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin (262 – 282) “Zen, and Other Journeys” by Elizabeth Widdicombe (203 – 206) FOR BOTH TOPICS:You are analyzing what these authors show us about either rites of passage or identity in these particular works, using your own insights. You will be discussing the characters within these written works or, in the case of the non-fiction essay by Widdicombe, the author herself, since she is not a fictional character. These written works, and the people we read about in them, are the subject matter, not your own life story. You need to include all four works in your discussion and include at least one quote from each of the four works in your paper. Your quotes and Works Cited page, which are required, must follow the MLA Style, including parenthetical in-text references. You do not have to see the same issues in each of the four written works, since they are rather different from each other. However, your paper should analyze each of them at about the same degree of depth and length of discussion, rather than focusing more on one than the others. The Lahiri story comes from the single author book titled Interpreter of Maladies, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1999. You need to refer to the MLA Documentation pages on the OWL website. The other written works by Carver, Baldwin and Widdicombe appear in the anthology/collection titled Portable Legacies, 2013 edition. The OWL website, as well as the earlier exercises we’ve done in this class, give you all the information you need to produce a good Works Cited page. All quotations must give their page number in parenthesis, using the MLA style we have practiced. Your paper should follow the standard essay format, with a thesis statement in the Introduction paragraph, clearly-organized body paragraphs, and a Conclusion that provides additional insights beyond a mere restatement of the thesis. This paper is worth 30 points. It is required in order to pass the class. It should be a minimum of 1,250 words in length. If the basic elements of the paper are not fulfilled, a student can earn no points and be required to write a paper that fulfills the assignment. For example, a paper that is half the required length would not earn half the points — it would earn no points, since it did not even meet the basic requirements of the paper. Please keep this in mind.