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Unformatted text preview: Another possibility is to trace one theme that you can identify as an important part of the book. Important themes in the novel include abandonment, socialization, and rebellion/transgression. How is the theme you choose played out throughout the text? What importance does this theme have for the novel? (For example: you could argue that the idea of transgression is important because of the ways it enables you to look at Annie, her mother, their relationship, the Red Girl, etc.) You should remember that many of the themes in the book are interrelated, so if you choose to deal with one theme, you may well touch on others. (To use the same example, a discussion of Annie's transgressions would probably touch on the Red Girl, which could lead to a discussion of gender roles and socialization. ..) Again, I am not asking for your opinion about these themes, and you will need to support your discussion with evidence from the text....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2010 for the course MUIR 40 taught by Professor Markovitz during the Spring '99 term at UCSD.
- Spring '99
- Annie John