University of Vermont

The Honors College

HCOL 085 - Summer 2015 Assignment

Please read through Chapter Ten in Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - that is, through page 139. Chapter Ten is called "War." Does what you learn in this chapter challenge the sense of the characters and the story you had developed in reading the previous nine chapters? If so, how and why? If not, why not? Whichever side you choose, please be as specific as possible in your explanation, using multiple examples from the book.

If you want to read beyond Chapter Ten during the summer, you certainly may; we'll read the rest in the first couple weeks of the semester. But for the purposes of this essay, we are only expecting you to have read this portion of the book.

You will bring this essay to the first day of your HCOL 085 seminar. Your finished paper should be no more than about 750 words (or two to three pages, double-spaced). It should be titled and marked with page numbers, and your name and the date should appear in the top right-hand corner of the first page.

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