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SFSpr1stpaper_topics - HUM 376 San Francisco First Paper...

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HUM 376 San Francisco First Paper Essay Topics Write a five-page paper addressing one of the following essay topics. Your paper should have a clearly stated thesis statement, backed up with evidence from the works you’re writing about, including carefully chosen, brief quotations from the works. Papers are due on Wednesday, October 28th at the beginning of class. Topic 1: Compare and contrast the character Lillian Shan in Dashiell Hammett’s “Dead Yellow Women” with one of the Chinese American daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club . To what extent have the characters assimilated American lifestyles? In what ways have they retained elements of their Chinese cultural heritage? What do the two authors seem to be saying about what it is like to be a woman of Chinese descent in the United States? Topic 2: In their works, novelist Amy Tan and the director Wayne Wang both provide realistic portrayals of Chinese Americans and their communities in San Francisco. In what ways do the main
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course HUM 376 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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