Here are the actual instructions: For this assignment, choose one of the short stories, picture books, novels or films and write an in- depth analysis of your text or media work. Choose a central theme (for example, gender and colonialism, class and colonialism, monkeys as a symbol of both colonialism and/or racism and childhood, the symbolic role accorded to girls/boys within colonialism), and then analyze the ways the text explores that theme. Base your analysis on close readings of selected passages from the text of your choosing. The themes I have here are just examples. You are free to choose your own themes. If you are having problems choosing a theme for your paper, please get in touch with me as soon as possible!

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