The Danger of the Single Story

Sharon Raz

TO STUDENTS: For this discussion, you need to reflect and write about the linked video and its themes. Please answer the following questions in your answer.

The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A. What stories (books, movies, pictures, music, friend, family) did you grow up reading or listening to? Can you identify with the characters in these stories? Why? Why not? How did these stories shape your perceptions of the world?
“The single story creates stereotypes…and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”.

B. Make a list of the potential “single stories” that people may have created or could create about you. How do these stories build to form stereotypes?

C. Looking at your list, what is your story that is not a single story?

D. How do our emotions and actions shift when we realize there is more than a single story to someone?

What I am looking for:

  1. Minimum 500 words discussion board essay.
  2. Well laid out essay with minimal grammar/spelling errors.
  3. Consideration for Principles of Writing and Writing Guidelines as outlined in the syllabus.
  4. Reply to, at least, one of your classmates


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