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Analyzing an Autobiographical Essay – English 4

Read the two excerpts…
The subject of both passages is
the circumstances under which Trujillo died.
Read the excerpt from “A Genetics of Justice” by Julia Alvarez…
Which statement best explains how the author develops the central idea throughout the passage?
The author explains that, even after Trujillo was killed, her parents continued to fear the dictatorship.
Read the excerpt from “A Genetics of Justice” by Julia Alvarez.
Which details does the author include to support the central idea about the result of the dictatorship? Select two options.
1. “lost their lives”
2. “slaughter”
Read the excerpt from “A Genetics of Justice” by Julia Alvarez.
What is the central idea in this paragraph?
The author’s mother thought of Trujillo constantly.
Read the excerpt from “A Genetics of Justice” by Julia Alvarez.
What is the central idea of this excerpt?
The dictatorship resulted in many deaths.
Read the excerpts from the beginning, middle, and end of “A Genetics of Justice” by Julia Alvarez.
How does the author develop the central idea across these excerpts?
Alvarez shows how her lifelong fascination with her parents’ life under the dictatorship was the basis for her writing.
Read the two excerpts.

“Remembering to Never Forget: Dominican Republic’s ‘Parsley Massacre'” by Mark Memmott:
How do the passages work together to develop a central idea?

The passages show how people often did not know or understand the extent of Trujillo’s deceit.