Author Archives: jessicahogue

To Err Is Human

One of the obstacles I had in working on the bibliographic essay was trying to narrow down my research question so that it dealt with a specific enough subject without being too broad or narrow. In my bib essay I … Continue reading

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GMO’s: Harmful or Helpful? Everyone Has An Agenda.

In the novel, Ozeki mentions that “the rapid growth of the fast-food chains was the random factor that helped fuel the potato boom of ’74. In the 1980s it was McDonald’s introduction of the Supersize Meal. In the nineties it … Continue reading

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Nature, Time & Death

In the beginning of the novel, Tayo frequently uses descriptions of the landscape and weather that seem to mirror his own emotions. The drought reflects how Tayo feels “hollow inside” (13) and Tayo also believes that he is responsible for … Continue reading

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