Using one of the creative non-fiction essays we read in this unit, write an essay that demonstrates how and why that particular non-fiction text utilizes one or two of the literary themes discuss in this unit. What is the author saying about it? Why do you think he or she is saying it in this way? What surprises us about the text’s depiction of the theme?

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Using one of the creative non-fiction essays we read in this unit, write an essay that demonstrates how and why that particular non-fiction text utilizes one or two of the literary themes discuss in this unit. What is the author saying about it? Why do you think he or she is saying it in this way? What surprises us about the text’s depiction of the theme? Also, address how and why the fact that the text is non-fiction influences its impact relating to the theme. Some suggested literary themes could be love, alienation/otherness, the quest for identity, or conformity/rebellion, etc. REVIEW SOME OF THE VARIOUS LITERARY THEMES IN THE CANVAS MODULES. In addition to discussing at least one of these themes, feel free to also explore other noticed literary themes. Be sure to use specific examples, details, and quotes from the text (use the author’s name in parenthetical citation). Essays to Choose From: * Gretel Ehrlich’s “About Men” * Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” In order to start brainstorming for this essay, see the following examples: * Ehrlich and Conformity: The premise for Ehrlich’s “About Men” is that a real, successful cowboy is a careful balance between what we typically consider masculine, a silent observer, and feminine, a compassionate nurturer. How does the cowboy embody the theme of conformity and rebellion in Ehrlich’s “About Men”? * Tan and Identity and Alienation: Formatting and Style Be sure to maintain an appropriate academic tone (no slang, second-person [“you,” “we”], contractions, etc.) Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins, and numbered pages. Include your name, my name, the title of the class, and the date in the upper left-hand corner of the first page. Center your title (you do not need to underline or italicize it) and place it above the body of the essay. Make sure to include the source on a Works Cited page (properly formatted in MLA style). You only need to cite the chosen essay on the Works Cited page. You may incorporate outside sources if you wish, but it is not required.