This semester, we’ve tackled the short novel, “Drown,” and have come to identify
and discuss various themes imbedded in each story. A sometimes harrowing tale
of coming of age, the author masterfully narrates how two nations may either
serve to aid or destroy one’s childhood and family. For this essay, you are to
produce five (5) pages that seek to explain – with evidence – how one of the listed
themes below played an enormous role in “Yunior’s” upbringing. With this, do
keep in mind that the theme you choose will have to sustain your paper for five
full pages, so for that, carefully land on one you feel is able to do so. Being that
we are now analyzing a novel – with one theme in mind – your essay should
undoubtedly use an abundant amount of examples and lines from the book so as
to aid your work. Please refer to your notes as they will be the largest
contributing factor to this project since we’ve been taking them since chapter one
almost near the beginning of the semester.
there will be no required researched article. Your essay will
rely entirely on the book, your notes, and your ability to apply critical thinking.
The themes you have the option to choose from are…
Rising From The Ashes: How Rebirth Is Obtained Through First Falling
Africa vs. Yunior: How Yunior’s African Roots Implicate Him
Sex & Sexism: Why Are They Important?
Mami & Papi: How Their Shadows Loom Over Yunior
Papi As the Book’s Main Character & Arc
The Faceless and Nameless: The Most Important Characters
Masculinity, Yes, But Femininity Prevails