American texts

1) Write a critical compare/contrast paper, in which you compare/contrast two American texts. 2) Write a critical argument for the evolution of an American text over time, in which you focus on one aspect of the American text and its modern counterpoint, and again, ultimately make an argument for a way to view the competing presentations of the same story. 3) Make an argument for why a certain text should be mandatory reading in school (whether in high school or in college), and why.