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Maggie Nelson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 43 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Argonauts.
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Part 1 - Paradoxes of Feeling

Discuss the implications of the juxtaposition between the author being referred to as “hard to get” and the author’s proclamation of love to her partner. In what ways is this juxtaposition paradoxical, or contradictory? What does it say about the author? About her identity? What does her inclusion of these two anecdotes, in such close proximity to one another, suggest about her way of looking at herself and her life?  

Part 1 – Proposition 8

Research and discuss the history of Proposition 8 in California: the incidents that led to it being included on the ballot, the campaign leading up to the vote, and the votes outcome. What were the differing (opposing) values at play? What were the effects on voters before and after? How would you have voted?  

Part 2 – The Patriarchy

Consider and discuss the concept of patriarchy as defined in this analysis, and...

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