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Community and the Pandemic

1). What is Mandy Len Catron’s argument/main message in “There is More to the Nuclear Family, Even Now”? First, explain her argument/main message in your own words. Then, integrate one quoted piece of evidence from her text in MLA style. Cite the paragraph or page number. Be sure to explain HOW this piece of textual evidence supports her argument.

2). What is Maya Angelou’s main message/argument in her poem “Alone”? First, explain Angelou’s main message in your own words. Then, integrate one quoted piece of evidence from her poem in MLA style. Be sure to explain HOW this piece of textual evidence supports the poem’s argument.

3). What is Fatima Asghar’s main message/argument in her poem “If They Should Come for Us”? First, explain Asghar’s main message in your own words. Then, integrate one quoted piece of evidence from her poem in MLA style. Be sure to explain HOW this piece of textual evidence supports the poem’s argument.

4). What does it mean to be part of a community, especially during a global pandemic? And, does your understanding of community move beyond your immediate family to include friend and peer groups? In your response, please reference quoted evidence from at least one (1) of our Week 3 texts. Also, support your response with your own personal experiences with maintaining community during the Covid pandemic.