Equality of Humanity Personal Essay #3: Experimental Structure and Larger Themes “In the particular is contained the universal.” – James Joyce For this essay, we will explore ways to combine the earlier techniques of reflection and narrative scenes in unexpected ways that draw out deeper, big-picture meanings. You may also find it useful to draw on a bit of the styles of analysis and/or persuasion, too, because part of this assignment will be to look for ways that your story might be part of a larger social trend that you want to comment on. Some suggestions: Was there a moment you became aware of the consequences of your gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, nationality, religion, or some other aspect of your identity? Have you ever had an experience that conflicted with your community’s views? Did it make you question those views? Did you ever change your views on…    read more