High school student essay contest - archive of winning essays

2018, Essays on Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit
Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, CA

  • Sabina Mendoza, "I Protest: An Analysis of Frederick Dorrit's Agency in Dickens's Little Dorrit"
  • Andrew Oropeza, "Broken Sounds: Mr. Dorrit's Interrupted Speech in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit"
  • Jasmin Sanchez, "A Humble Love: Class and Feelings in Dickens's Little Dorrit"
  • Keyrin Velasquez, "Running to No Avail: A Comparison of Mr. Dorrit and Mr. Merdle in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit"
  • Angie Veliz, "Penetrable Impenetrability: The Statue-like Mrs. Clennam in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit"
  • Alyssa Young, "To Rave About Amy: The Big Outbursts About Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit"

 

2017, Essays on George Eliot's Middlemarch
Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Jessica Hernandez, "Sympathetic Visions Woven Together: Dorthea's Noble Nature in Middlemarch"
  • Natalie Montenegro, "The Innovation of a Quest: A Scene of Sympathy in George Eliot's Middlemarch"
  • Karla Paredes, "The United States of Middlemarch: The Case of the Townspeople vs. Bulstrode"
  • Millie Sanchez, "The Awaited Encounter: Dorthea's Transformative Sympathy in George Eliot's Middlemarch"
  • Fatima Saravia, "Revelation as Success: Dorthea's Crisis in George Eliot's Middlemarch"
  • Hunter Wilkinson, "The Misconceptions of a Marriage: Rosamond and Lydgate's Marital Crisis in George Eliot's Middlemarch"
  • Oswerd Xol, "The Apparent vs. the Authentic Quest: The Scene of Rosamond's Crisis in George Eliot's Middlemarch"
  • Honorable Mention: Gabriel Juarez, "Dorthea's Vocation: Close Reading a Scene of Empathy"
  • Honorable Mention: Vanessa Zelaya, "Through Deceived Eyes: Reading the Scratches of Dorthea's Complex Life"
 

2016, Essays on Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son
Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, CA

  • Georgia Delgado, "Saving the Father: Empathy, Critique and the Victorian Patriarchy in Dombey and Son"
  • Mauricio Garcia, "Ebb and Flow: Water, Loss and the Human in Dickens' Dombey and Son"
  • Amber Johnston, "Mobile Poperties: Feminizing Movement in Dombey and Son, Examining How Reversals in Mobility Reflect Changing Gender Norms"
  • Kimberly Mejia, "(Un)Happy Homes: Disrupting the Domestic in Dombey and Son"
 

2015, Essays on Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit and American Notes
Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, CA

 
 

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