What are the most important or valuable ideas or arguments in this book? Where does Kidder’s text best convey these ideas and why? Why do those ideas matter so much to Farmer and to you (should they matter to the rest of us as well)? Make your case.
In your paper, please show through examples and key quotes form the Kidder text—as well as through your own outside research—why the themes you have chosen matter so much. Persuade your reader to agree with you—and illuminate the value of the book itself—at the same time. I suggest working with 1-3 themes (depending on how far in depth you wish to go on any particular theme; just one may have many aspects and be plenty to handle).
You are asked to independently research and incorporate into your paper at least two substantial outside sources to help you support your position regarding the importance/ value of the arguments you illuminate. Please formally introduce each text you weave into your paper and cite each responsibly using MLA method both in-text—and in Works Cited. Before using, evaluate your sources in terms of authority, accuracy, bias, and currency. It’s OK if one of the outside sources you incorporate and cite is from our course readings. But find the second one totally on your own.