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ASSIGNMENT 4 – Keeper’n me CULTURALLY UNACCEPTABLE QUOTESThe novel Keeper ‘n Me focuses on the unacceptable treatment of First Nations people through the story of Garnet. While reading the novel, you would have encountered

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Please read the following instructions carefully, and if you don’t understand the requirements of the assignment contact me. I have the rubrics for these assignments if wanted.
ASSIGNMENT 1 – Keeper’n Me PLOT:
Write a short plot summary using 3 to 4 well developed paragraphs of the novel, Keeper’n Me by Richard Wagamese. This plot summary should be about 350 words (1-1.5 pages typed, 1.5 spaced 12 font). Be sure to outline the basic plot including the exposition, complication, climax, denouement, and resolution. Include information such as where and when the story happens, who is telling the story and whether or not you enjoyed the plot and your reasons.
Create a literary sociogram (graphic organizer) using Garnet as the central character. Make sure to include Garnet’s family. (This means a 6 character minimum).
You may use the following suggestions, but feel free to create your own.
– Place the central character in the center of the diagram
– Let the physical distance between the characters reflect the perceived psychological distance between the characters
– Let the size/shape of a symbol representing a character vary with the personality, importance, power, or lack of power, etc.
– Show the direction of the relationship with an arrow and its nature with a brief label.
– Represent substantiated relationships by a solid line and inferred relationships by a broken (—-) line. What might a jagged or wavy line symbolize?
– Circle active characters with a solid line. Circle significantly absent characters with a broken line
– Place the characters who support the main character on one side of a dividing line, and antagonistic characters on the other (good vs bad)
The following is a youtube video tutorial on how to do this: https://www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=I8S9fyPZTHE&ab_channel=FindEasySolution
Writing Prompt:
What are the best parts of the book? Why? What are the worst parts of the book? Why? What came as a surprise in the book? Why? Was the book believable or not? Why? Do you think the title suits the book? Why or why not? What is the author saying about life and living through this book? Provide some of the storylines in your reflections as well as direct quotes to support your ideas. What do you know now that you didn’t know before as a result of reading this book? What would you rate this book out of 10? Why? Reflect upon how you relate to events in this book and provide a personal experience to explain this reflection.
Answer these questions using four to five well-developed paragraphs.
The novel Keeper ‘n Me focuses on the unacceptable treatment of First Nations people through the story of Garnet. While reading the novel, you would have encountered several racist and sterotype remarks of other cultures or lifestyles that were inappropriately represented. Please do not limit your selections to First Nations as other cultures were also improperly reflected in quotes. Find three examples of these racists or stereotypes in the novel. Provide the exact quotes from the novel and then share why each quote is inappropriate.
Provide your response using four to five well-developed paragraphs.
Several aspects of the Ojibway (First Nations of Canada) culture are discussed in the novel. These aspects play a huge part in the culture and the identity of the people who identify as part of that culture. A lack of knowledge and understanding of people’s culture often creates animosity and prejudice.
Please choose ONE of the following aspects of the Ojibway culture to research:
1. animal imagery (Ie: “bear thing”, eagle feathers, etc.) (Introspection comes from behaviour of animals [Ie: the mole])
2. significance of tobacco and the offering of tobacco
3. “The land is a feeling” (pg. 223) and land claims
4. significance of the circle-balance
5. spirituality (“being a part of something that is bigger than everything” pg. 225)
6. ceremony (Ie: smudge, pow wow, sweat lodge, etc.)
Try to learn as much as you can about the aspect of the culture you chose and then use the information as well as the information you learned from the novel to write a newspaper article about how that particular aspect of culture influences the people of that culture and how understanding the culture can positively contribute to the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our community. Share how this was revealed in the novel.
The article should be approximately 1-2 pages in length and include a bibliography and an image that accurately showcases the article’s content. This assignment is worth 20 marks.

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