) What time period do you wish to set your story (when Henrietta was living or after her death?)

Assignment 1:cc Choose one of the following people from the text and write a 400 word minimum narrative from his or her point of view. You should include some of the facts and information from the text, but mostly this will be a fictionalized account of what happened based on your imagination. Character Perspectives: Deborah Lacks (Henrietta’s daughter) David Lacks (Henrietta’s husband) If you need help getting started, consider the following ideas as food for thought: 1) What time period do you wish to set your story (when Henrietta was living or after her death?) 2) Perhaps you’d like to write from Deborah’s perspective, growing up without her mother and later learning about her HeLa cells. 3) Consider writing from David’s perspective as he realizes his wife is dying or when he finds out that science has taken her cells without his knowledge or approval. There are many more ways to approach this assignment; feel free to be creative based on the text. Since this is a narrative, your paper will be assessed on descriptive elements such as dialogue, interesting adjectives, vivid verbs, figurative language, etc. You’ll want to consider the elements of a narrative (setting, characterization, plot, style). -Author chooses one of the characters and provides a creative and well-written imaginative take based on the non-fiction text excerpt. The prompt is fully addressed. -The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions. -The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader’s enjoyment. The author has really used his/her imagination. -Several action verbs (active voice) are used to describe what is happening in the story. The story seems exciting! -Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.

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