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Several areas of inquiry may be especially fruitful of excellent discussions. Classic (Sophoclean/Aristotelian) ideas of human tragedy and responsibility; the experience as represented in fiction of recent immigrants in the United States, especially those from Southeast Asia, Iran, the Balkans, and other areas of the world torn by war and revolution, especially those in which the U.S. has had a hand; the condition of single women, especially recovering substance abusers. In each of these general areas, the questions of individual responsibility and the consequences of one's actions seem dominant. While society exerts pressure on individuals, minorities such as recent immigrants and women have struggled to achieve acceptance and success in the United States, but often at great costs and often with serious but unintended consequences for the individual and his or her family and community. In addition, the very idea of "home" as in...

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