Dear Committee Members Themes & Motifs

Julie Schumacher
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Hope

The author uses the theme of Hope as an undercurrent in the novel as a reflection of the unbridled optimism a writer must maintain in order to achieve success.

Hopeful or optimistic may not be the first words that come to mind given Jason’s character. His comments can be cutting and inappropriate and be more apt to cause problems than help. At his core, Jason needs to be optimistic, even if he maintains a healthy dose of reality.

Were it not for Jason’s hopefulness, he would never have spent so much time writing recommendations for Darren. Yes, writing letters of recommendation are part and parcel for his job, but he still has the discretion as to whom he is going to write them for. When Jason writes about Darren, he believes in whom he is recommending.

He also believes in giving people the opportunity...

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