The assignment involves analyzing one of two books: Gedeon’s Trumpet OR To Kill a Mockingbird.
It is a critical book review and not a book summary, you paper must:
a. contain a thesis
b. present concrete supporting materials from your book and course materials
c. develop and rebut the most persuasive counter-arguments to your thesis
d. draw a conclusion that follows from your arguments
Here are several suggested theses (choose one or introduce your own):
Gideon’s Trumpet illustrates [or challenges or qualifies] Marc Galanter’s argument that the “haves” always come out ahead…
To Kill a Mocking Bird illustrates [or challenges or qualifies] the argument that law cannot produce social change in a racist community…
These are only suggestions. There are no “right” answers or arguments. You should persuade us of your argument, while teaching us about its potential weakness.