1. Read Dave Eggers' nonfiction novel, Zeitoun.

2. As you read, consider passages that are compelling. You might consider using sticky notes, writing down page numbers, or writing in the book (if you purchase it) to note passages that you find interesting. After you are finished reading, go back and select three especially compelling passages. Each should be about a paragraph long and stand out to you because of conflict, ideas, details, or importance to the book as a whole.

3. For each of these passages that you choose, compose an analytical paragraph explaining why the passage is important to a central conflict or idea of Zeitoun. Each of these paragraphs should be at least a half page (typed, double spaced) in length. Remember, we're not asking you to summarize. This analysis should consider how the author tells the story and how he goes about creating meaning so that his message is clear

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