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Tom Peters and the Failure of the American Dream (English MA Essay)

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The following is an essay I wrote for one of the modules for my English Literature MA. I sort of always wanted to put this essay online for the heck of it, but my MA was nearly ten years ago and I don’t know that I feel too confident about such ancient writing, so just as a bit of preface:

1. I haphazardly threw myself into an English MA not really knowing what the heck I was doing.
2. I got a bad grade on the essay! I still passed though.
3. I did this degree in England so the grammar and spelling is all Britishized. Yuck!
4. This was meant to be cultural criticism so I tried to make it work for the assignment, but I just wanted to do character analysis, which you can sort of tell, I think.
5. I didn’t know how to use parentheses back then. You’ll see.
6. Footnotes have just been plopped under the paragraph to which they pertain. Some of them do help bolster the argument and are probably worth reading.
7. The little blue footnote links do not do ANYTHING when you click on ’em! Enjoy!
8. Rats off to ya!

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December 3rd, 2017 at 8:52 pm