The following quotes
illustrate the topic's ambiguity. Use these to establish the scope of your
topic--to begin to specify the subtopics that verbalize various differing
opinions on the same issue--to begin to develop a to guide your reading.
"Hope is a waking dream." Aristotle
Abbey, Edward. Cactus Country. New York:
Time-Life Books, 1973.
Carver, Raymond. "A Small, Good Thing." Prize Stories 1983. Ed. William
Abrahams. New York: Double Day Dell Publishing Group, 1983. Pages 1-25.
Dillard, Annie. Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters.
New York: Harper and Row, 1982.
DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. New York, NY: Dodd
Mead Company, Inc., 1961.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. "The Transcendentaltist." Essays and Lectures. Ed.Joel Porte. New York, NY: Literary Classics of the United States of America, Inc., 1983. Pages 191-209.
Faulkner, William. "I Decline to Accept the Decline of Man." The Book of Virtues. Ed. William J. Bennett. New York" Simon and Schuster, 1993. Pages.
Kennedy, Robert. "A Tiny Ripple of Hope." Twentieth Century Speeches.
Ed. Brian McArthur. New York: NY: Penguin Book Company, 1992.
McPhearson, James M. Marching Towards Freedom.
Puller, Lewis B. Fortunate Son. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience. New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Updike, John. "The City." Prize Stories 1983. Ed. William
Abrahams. New York: Double Day Dell Publishing Group, 1983. Pages 141-156.
Wills, Garry. Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders. New York: Simon and