Palestinian American literary theorist and cultural critic Edward Said has written that “Exile isstrangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience.It
is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place,between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted.” Yet Said has also said that exile can become”a potent, even enriching” experience.
Pick ONE character from “Brave new World” that experiences such a rift and becomes cut off from “home,” whether that home is the character’s birthplace, family, homeland, or other special place. Then write an essay in which you analyze how the character’s experience with exile is both alienating and enriching, and how this experience illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole. Do not merely summarize the
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