Calvin Trillin: Comforting Thoughts


ESSAY 2: Drawing on ONE of our readings/films under the SELF component of the syllabus, proceed to analyze the concept of Authenticity as it makes itself felt throughout your selected specimen. Specifically, what form does the struggle for authenticity take and what are the various forces working against it? And is this particular treatment of the concept in any way an innovative one? If so, exactly how/why is it different? Indeed, should it be different? Be sure to include sufficient reference to the text/film (quotation/documentation) as you carry out your inquiry into this aspect of human identity. (2.5 pages)