Roots Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe Kunta's life as a baby. How does that compare to his life as an adult slave? How is his life as an adult different in America from what it would be in Africa?

Essay Topic 2

When is the first time Kunta comes to feel the emotions of his people as they dance around a ceremonial fire? What happens to him at this ceremony? Why does it happen at this time? How does it affect him?

Essay Topic 3

What is the belief of Kunta's people regarding the toubob and the taking of slaves? What is the significance of the white cock's death with regard to those taken captive?

Essay Topic 4

Compare the first plantation where Kunta is held with the second. What does he say is the same at the two?

Essay Topic 5

After twenty years, Kunta says that he suddenly realizes that he has lost...

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