12th English - Personal Essay “Creation Myth” Prompt: “All artists, writers among them, have several stories—one might call them creation myths—that haunt and obsess them” (Danticat 5). What is one of your “creation myths,” a moment that haunts and obsesses you? This may be a moment in your own life, or, like Danticat, it may be a historical moment that continues to impact you. Attempt to analyze why this is one of your creation myths – how does this image/story define part of your identity? What conclusions do you draw about the importance of this image/story in your life/identity? What background do we need to know about you or the story in order to more fully understand it? Are there any connections you make to literature/art/media/philosophy/history, etc. that help you better understand this creation myth? HW: Write a Rough Draft of your personal essay “Creation Myth” 2 pages minimum to start!