Does it help to be an outsider to effect change?

READINGS

George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”

Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Peter Singer’s “The Singer Solution to World Poverty”

Ted Conover’s Coyotes

PROMPT

An outsider can be anyone who is outside the law, new to a community, or without power.  In a well-organized essay examine two or three of the above reading selections, use specific examples from each, and respond to the following question: Does it help to be an outsider to effect change?  Explain your position.

GUIDELINES

Follow MLA for manuscript style.  See class syllabus for further information regarding manuscript style, grading rubric, and plagiarism.