The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War plays a role in The Great Alone in that it is the cause of Ernt's PTSD and a contributor to both Ernt and Mad Earl's paranoia and anti-establishment views. Prepare a presentation that examines the impacts of the Vietnam War on individuals, society, and culture in the 1960s and 1970s.
The author includes many references to events in the news during the time period in which the Allbrights set out for Alaska. Some of these include the Zodiac Killer, Ted Bundy, the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, among others. Prepare a project or presentation that explores one or more of these events. How does this event factor into the story?
Domestic Abuse in America
One of the central themes in The Great Alone is domestic abuse. Much is made of the fact that the law rarely sides with domestic abuse victims...
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