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Research Essay Assignment

Using Luis Alberto Urrea's "The Devil's Highway," explore the following research questions:

1. What do you believe Urrea is arguing about these "rebels" and how our American society chooses to deal with them?

2. Are there groups of people in America today who are viewed and treated similarly as the "walkers" were?

  • Write a clear thesis. Summarize what you believe the author is arguing, then state how this argument is relevant to American life today.
  • Compare the plot of the novel to recent events or historical occurrences in America today (within the last 5 years).
  • Choose ONE setting in the novel and compare that to a place or institution in America today.
  • Choose ONE group of characters and compare them to similar rebels in America today.
  • Include specific quotes from the article to support your stance. You must include a Works Cited page.

You MUST include at least four sources: the novel, literary criticism on the novel, at least ONE article for each topic from the Rio Hondo Databases. These four sources must be included in an Annotated Bibliography.  

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