CRITICAL REFLECTION 3 Metaphor of the African Stool

Directions
 
In her “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope,” Maathai employs the metaphor of the traditional African stool to represent the three pillars of just and stable societies (294). What are these three pillars? What does the stool’s seat represent? Include at the beginning of your paragraph a clear topic sentence indicating the author, type of text, title of text and main idea of this section. [To find “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope” (a PDF) please go to Course Texts on our Blackboard site.]
 
Some Helpful Guidelines: 
 

As always, please set up your document in MLA style—and remember to center your title on the fourth line: Critical Reflection 3—Metaphor of the African Stool.  
Begin your response with a clear topic sentence introducing Wangari Maathai, the title of her chapter “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope,” and a statement regarding Maathai’s ideas about what is necessary for society to be stable and just. For example: In Wangari Maathai’s chapter “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope,” she describes _____.  
Then respond to the prompt: “What are these three pillars? What does the stool’s seat represent?”  
Incorporate one supporting quotation from “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope” at some point in your response—and remember to introduce and cite your quotation. For example: Maathai concludes: “No development can take place in such a state either. Instead, conflict ensues” (294).  
Your response should be one paragraph and no more than 250 words (about a page double-spaced).  
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Sample Assignment

 
Full Name
Smith
ENG 110-111
Due Date
Critical Reflection 3
Metaphor of the African Stool
          As always, please set up your document in MLA style—and remember to center your title on the fourth line: Critical Reflection 3—Metaphor of the African Stool. Begin your response with a clear topic sentence introducing Wangari Maathai, the title of her chapter “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope,” and a statement regarding Maathai’s ideas about what is necessary for society to be stable and just. For example: In Wangari Maathai’s chapter “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope,” she describes _____.  Then respond to the prompt: “What are these three pillars? What does the stool’s seat represent?” Incorporate one supporting quotation from “Epilogue: Canopy of Hope” at some point in your response—and remember to introduce and cite your quotation. For example: Maathai concludes: “No development can take place in such a state either. Instead, conflict ensues” (294). Your response should be one paragraph and no more than 250 words (about a page double-spaced). Please submit this assignment under the Submit Assignments Here tab in our Blackboard site’s dropdown menu.