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    Hi,
    My school just began the world lit essays and I have no idea how to do it and I need a topic to give to my teacher quick
    My books are Like Water for Chocolate and House of Spirits, can anyone help me?
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    (Original post by Alianees21)
    Hi,
    My school just began the world lit essays and I have no idea how to do it and I need a topic to give to my teacher quick
    My books are Like Water for Chocolate and House of Spirits, can anyone help me?
    I've got the same books for WL1, you could try doing something like..
    presence of feminism, use of war, presence of memorial items and their effect (e.g. cookbook [LWFC] vs. basement's items [HOTS]) both in terms of cyclic nature e.g. family and such.
    This sounds rather general, but I'd recommend going for something easy and not necessarily original note that there is no holistic points given; it is all based on the quality of your analyses (not originality).
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    We had the same books, albeit with 100 Years of Solitude (which presented a remarkably broader scope for WL concepts). However, considering you're studying novels grounded in the genre of magical realism, have you thought about something in the field of post-colonialism? House of Spirits presents some excellent scope for discussion in its multi-focalised narrative perspectives, oppression of native perspective - and Like Water for Chocolate (despite it being one of the pulpiest and fleshiest books I've read) has some fantastic options for deconstruction in a feminist lens.

    I had some friends discuss the architecture of the houses - and their pertinence to domesticism within the novels (which is all very vague, but as suggested above, they are good places to start)

    Good luck :yep:
 
 
 

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