IB English III
Pastiche: An imitation or re-creation of an already published work.
Assignment: In this assignment, the candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their sensitivity to, and understanding of, a work by providing an original composition after the manner of that work. You will be writing a pastiche over the works of Bharati Mukherjee.
Must by typed according to MLA format
Must have a works cited page according to MLA format
Must have three quoted passages from her stories that you incorporate within your narrative.
In order to be a pastiche, your fictional story must include a theme she uses and elements of her style.
Struggles with immigration
The status of new immigrants
The feeling of alienation of new immigrants
The struggle for identity
Women’s search for identity, especially while struggling with clashing cultures.
Conflict between cultures
Immigrant women and their need for freedom from relationships in order to become individuals
Exploring the idea of conflict when East meets West
Begins stories with in medias res (in the middle of the action)
Long Expositions, long rising actions, a very short falling action that follows the climax, and an even shorter resolution, that is sometimes only implied.
Large breaks between sections when there is a shift in time, place, or character development
First person point of view primarily for women protagonists
Third person point of view for men protagonists
Strong use of symbolism
Good use of imagery
Changes in setting
Words from her native culture
Strong conflict for our protagonist involving cultural issues