Using the theme of intimate relationship and/or family, explain how the readings portray the theme. You may also consider issues of border-crossing and/or diaspora in connection with this theme. Choose a novel and short story. You have to come up with a thesis(argument) on 'how' part. The final paper is an interpretive essay. Focus on the close reading of the stories and other scholarly texts we read in the course. It also should include a close analysis of at least five passages selected from the text that it examines. Format: doubled spaced, Time New Rome, with MLA style citation Write economically. Get to the point fast. Do not narrate the plot. Any space in your paper that just summarize the plot without your own analysis is considered as no merit, but may not understand everything.