Foxfire 8 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Eliot Wigginton
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of self-reliance or self-sufficiency in "Foxfire 8." How is this theme illustrated in the handicrafts and other aspects of Appalachian life described in the book? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the depiction of racial segregation and racial prejudice in "Foxfire 8." Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss mountain folk medicine and the home remedies mentioned in "Foxfire 8." Who usually treats the sick, a physician or a family member? Where did the Appalachians get the ingredients for their home remedies? What do Appalachian home remedies show about Appalachian culture and Appalachian life? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the depiction of education in "Foxfire 8." How educated are the majority of the interviewees? How literate are the majority of the interviewees? Is there a difference in the educational...

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