Context: Apartheid was a major social structure that allowed colored and black people to be oppressed. Within apartheid, there were expectations, spoken or unspoken social rules, and judgments placed on people that kept this power structure in place.

Prompt: Focusing solely on Part 1, select a topic (religion, race, social class, gender) and analyze the system/rules in place that shaped Noah’s experiences with that topic.

Consider: Limitations in housing, school, marriage, career, education, relationships; language; labeling; family dynamics; religion/church; the role of the police

Objective: You want to show that you are reading the text, but also that you are analyzing how Trevor’s identity was formed by the social rules around him.

Born a Crime Part 1 Analysis & Response