Writing Prompts - Fritz Preis

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Fritz Preis. Determine one central idea from the film and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the film, including how it emerged and was shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Write an essay comparing and contrasting the experiences that Fritz Preis had growing up in Vienna with John Herzfeld’s experiences in Berlin. Analyze the similarities and differences between their stories. Draw evidence from the films and transcripts to support your information and be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.