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 guide to your reading.
"So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell." Anon.
How happy is he born
_ _ _ 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. "Self-Reliance." Essays and Lectures. Ed.Joel Porte.
New York, NY: Literary Classics of the United States of America, Inc., 1983. Pages 257-282.
"First Amendment Agree or Disagree Question." The College Board English Language Advanced Placement Examination. 1990.
Fraser, Antonia. The Warrior Queens. New York: Random
House, Inc., 1988.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Jefferson, Thomas. "The Declaration of Independence." Writing About the World. Vol. 1. Ed. Susan McCleod. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace,
Jovanovich, 1991. Pages 96-104.
Lewis, David. W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race. New York: Henry, Holt,
and Co., 1993.
McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes. New York: Scribner, 1996.
McPhearson, James M. Marching Towards Freedom.
Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1994.
Parkman, Francis. The Oregon Trail. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston
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.
Wills, Garry. Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders. New York: Simon and