Xala means impotence. Yeleen means Brightness. What is the social or political significance of the titles? How is allegory used to express post-colonial concerns? How do Xala and Yeleen suggest reversals in power? Or the strength of the indigenious or of local traditions? What American films deal with the same or similar issues as the films of the module? Compare a specific allegories one-on-one in each film and offered ideas about why they are the same or different. 400 Words for initial post for Discussion/Essay Contains a thesis At least 3 proofs to support the thesis two from course materials one from your own academic or primary research Use of in text citations with page numbers Works cited with webpage links or full printing press information Good Grammar Discretionary points for Excellence This is generally the format of what your essay should look like. Paragraph 1 — introduction to tell me where you are going. This paragraph includes or starts with a specific distinct thesis that states exactly what you plan to argue. It does not say “I will discuss…” Instead, state your argument and move on to prove it. If I have to wait until the end of the paper to figure out what your point is, you have already failed. Some students put the thesis sentence in italics or bold it. If you want to do this that’s fine. It helps me zero in immediately on what you will argue and may help you keep track of your focus. Paragraphs 2-5 — justifications. Each subsequent paragraph proves some part of your thesis. They start with and include sub assertions. These sub assertions introduce related bits of evidence and are in effect a mini thesis that makes a refined point about SOME aspect of the thesis. In other words, it pinpoints a specific part of the thesis and explains why the information you present is relevant. After the sub assertion, include your evidence — an example, quote, and citation, for example. You must include examples from the narrative. You can combine justifications in paragraphs as long as they relate to the sub assertion, which on a larger scale connects to the thesis. Start each new paragraph with new sub assertions and justification that highlights a another different part of the thesis. Continue until all parts of your thesis are illustrated and justified. Adjust your thesis if need be. Final Paragraph — add some deeper insight. You started with a thesis — what additional intellectual points can you add that both reflects the original thesis but seems to carry your initial concept further?