Writing Prompts - Wallace Carden

Prompt 1

Please listen to Wallace Carden’s story. In the film, he described the following: “…there was about 27 deer…27 deer that we saw, and they were going along, and they were hopping along real fast, and we said that’s what freedom is.” (4:20). After you have listened to his story, write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes Carden’s belief about freedom connected to his experiences. Be sure to cite specific evidence to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Compare the experiences of Jimmy Gentry and Bill Harris with that of Wallace Carden. Although they were all US soldiers, only Wallace Carden experienced being a POW. Write an essay about the meaning of liberation and the connection to the POW experience, comparing and contrasting these sources.  Include an analysis of each source’s claims and the extent to which the evidence and reasoning provide support to those claims.