Self Confidence/Ego Disease/Pride
(Recognition of Worth)
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.
all to thine own self be true." Hamlet by William Shakespeare
know the worth of water 'til the well is dry."
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Mifflin Company, 1936. Pages 32-34.
Barthelme, Donald. "A City of
Churches." The Best American Short
Ed. Martha Foley. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin
Company, 1973. Pages 1-5.
Didion, Joan. "Phi Beta Kappa
Essay." The College Board English
Advanced Placement Examination. 1991.
Downs, Hugh. "Fifty Years of
Broadcasting." Perspectives. Atlanta, GA:
Turner Publishing, 1995. Pages 15-20.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. "Quality of
America's Fighting Men."
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Goodman, Ellen. "The Company
Man." The College Board Advanced
Placement Examination. 1992.
Mairs, Nancy. "I am a cripple. . .
." The College Board Advanced
McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes.
New York: Scribner, 1996.
McPhearson, James M. Marching Towards
Munro, Alice. "Friend of My
Youth." The Best American Short Stories1991. Ed. Alice Adams. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin
Puller, Lewis B. Fortunate Son.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991.
Reagan, Ronald. "Farewell
Address." Representative American Speeches
Ed. Owen Peterson. New York, NY: H.W. Wilson
"Conducting." The College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 1991.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and
Civil Disobedience. New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of
Wills, Garry. Certain Trumpets:
The Call of Leaders. New York: Simon
and Schuster, 1994.
Wolff, Tobias. "Sister."
Prize Stories 1985. Ed. William
Abrahams. New York: Double Day Dell Publishing Group, 1985.