P‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍rompt: Death of the Bronx. The day of King’s assassination,
P‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍rompt: Death of the Bronx. The day of King’s assassination,
P‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍rompt: Death of the Bronx. The day of King’s assassination, comments Big Mickey, “the Bronx died” (86). Explore this controversial assertion about the Bronx's death in the context of the plot of the play, its larger historical framing during the Civil Rights Movement, and a close reading of Big Mickey’s ambiguous final speech (93-94). Some questions to consider: Was there no hope for the neighborhood? Why couldn’t it be saved? What does Big Mickey mean when he says the “melting pot” is extinct (94), when he promises “to find a safe place” (93), or when he says, “we don’t have the guts to take back our civilization” (94)? Does the context in which he utters these words (his son’s life is still in grave danger) change how you interpret them? How does our knowledge of the thriving borough today challenge his pronouncement of death? Your thesis should take a clear stance on the meaning o‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍f the Bronx’s death as expressed in this work. My stance of the meaning of the Bronx's death is the following: The Day the Bronx Died was the day that peace and hope descended upon the Bronx, thus negatively influencing the lives of present and future generation of children in the play. My thesis talks about the meaning of The Bronx death and its impact on children. Can you incorporate my thesis in the essay? Additionally, can explore the coming-of-age theme in the play and perhaps even touch on the homophobic violence in a paragraph, since that's such a big theme among the boys. Can you also consider writing a paragraph about the absence of girls in the play. What does it mean that the only female character in the play is Mickey's mom? -Not every question in the prompt needs to be answered, but do incorporating questions from the prompt to support the thesis and greatly consider the additional to‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍pics and questions Thanks

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