Throughout Educated, Westover returns to certain ideas again and again – these are the themes of the book. A theme can loosely be defined as an arguable idea that is repeatedly addressed or alluded to in a text and which usually appears in multiple other texts.

For this discussion post, identify ONE theme from Educated. Substantiate your claim that what you have identified is a theme by quoting three separate instances from the book where this theme is alluded to. In a paragraph, identify Westover’s view on the theme and situate her view within the wider conversation of that theme (as in, what have other scholars said on this theme). You may need to do some research to complete the final part of this discussion.

Paper 3 is based off of themes in Westover’s “Educated,” thus, the more thorough you are here, the easier time you will have with your paper.


Last Updated on February 11, 2019

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