In this writing activity, students will prove or disprove Rose Mary Walls suffers from a mental illness that contributes to her odd behaviors. Rose Mary Walls isn't the first artist to live an unorthodox lifestyle. Students will read short biographies of three famous artists that have suffered from mental illness. They will be asked to compare Rose Mary Walls to these artists and ultimately prove their stance in a persuasive essay using textual evidence from the memoir, ethos, pathos, and logos. By default this assignment asks for a 400 word minimum response, but this is all customizable in the .docx file provided.