OBITUARY

Anthropology 368
Writing Assignment


The following assignment must be typed. It is due September 18, 1996. NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

You will be graded on the completeness of your essay, and errors of usage or spelling will result in a lower grade. (50 points)

 

I have never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.

-- Clarence Darrow

 

ASSIGNMENT: Write your own obituary as it might appear in your hometown newspaper. You must choose how you are to die and at what age and under what circumstances all this took place. You are expected to provide the relevant details of your life up to the time of death and you are permitted to fantasize about those accomplishments. In essence, you are looking into the future, your life interests and goals, your obituary should reflect that life in terms of what you have accomplished up to the time of your death. Social, economic and family ties should be mentioned, as well as all relevant funeral details.

Remember, it is your obituary, Darrow will not be reading it, but Voninski will!!


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