Safe Area Gorazde
Length: 2 Full Pages min., 3 pages max., 1” margins, 12-point TNR
Text: Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde
Sacco wants his readers to know a little bit about what it feels like to be the people in his book – he wants, in the words of the novelist Richard Currey, “to impart emotional knowledge.”
In your 2-3 page paper, argue that Safe Area Gorazde is fundamentally about a particular bit of emotional knowledge – there are lots of them, but you should choose (and express) one. Use QUOTES and DESCRIPTIONS of visual texts as evidence to support your assertion.
Stick to a couple of related vignettes, or to recurring vignettes (like “Silly Girls”), to make your points.
A prototype of your thesis will likely look like this:
Safe Area Gorazde is fundamentally about _______, and my proof is [this complex of ideas] suggested [by this textual evidence (quotes and descriptions)].