Thesis 1: Theodore Taylor’s historical novel The Cay is a direct statement on Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

The Cay Assignment Sheet ENGL 1020 ESL: Fall, 2018 For our third critical essay, you will be responsible for using two sources to write your essay: 1. The Cay, by Theodore Taylor 2. I Have a Dream, speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. Now that you have completed reading the novel, you must perform several critical readings of King’s speech that I have posted to our course Brightspace page. Once you have a good understanding of the content of King’s speech, you are going to choose one of the following thesis statement to answer. Thesis 1: Theodore Taylor’s historical novel The Cay is a direct statement on Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech. Thesis 2: In Theodore Taylor’s historical novel The Cay, Phillip is symbolically used to represent white society and the change Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to see in race relations in the United States. *Unless I have given you permission to use a thesis that echoes both the novel and MLK’s speech, you must choose one of the above. Total Points: 150