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HANDOUT FOR SHORT PAPER #1: US/MEXICO BORDERLANDS                                                    All students who did NOT do a presentation on  Forgetting the Alamo  are required to submit a  short 5-page paper by  Monday, February 15 th . This paper is due at the beginning of class on this  day, in hard copy. Late papers will be accepted, but will be graded down. Content Requirements : Each student should write a paper addressing the following topic Choose two characters, one from the film  Like Water for Chocolate , and one from the  novel  Forgetting the Alamo , and compare and contrast their experiences in terms of the  three questions I posed to you at the beginning of the class: What borders are being  crossed? Who can and cannot cross those borders? What happens to that person’s identity  when those borders are crossed (or unable to be crossed)? 
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