Family & Relationships

Many of the stories and poems we have read focus on the intricate and complex relationships between family members. These works illustrate the belief that our intimate familial experiences influence our responses to the world around us. In an essay of 3-4 pages, discuss how one of these readings explores the themes of intimacy and distance—closeness and separation—in family life. You may write about any text we have read thus far on the syllabus, as long as you did not write about this work for your first essay.