How We Fight For Our Lives Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Saeed Jones
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Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1, how does Jones decide to try to find out more about what it means to be gay, and what happens when he embarks on this research? Write an essay explaining your answer, citing specific references to the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 2, how does Cody seem to realize that Jones is gay? How does Cody's and Sam's bullying affect Jones's perception of himself and of his homosexuality in his adolescence? Write an essay explaining your answers.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 3, Jones writes: "Just as some cultures have a hundred words for 'snow,' there should be a hundred words in our language for all the ways a black boy can lie awake at night." (24). Write an essay explaining what you think Jones means by this statement, and how it relates to the experiences he has related to the reader thus...

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