Length should be around 1250 instead of 1350 thanks. Instructions given by professor: Develop an argument through an examination of a theme or motif. Some possible subjects include: substance abuse (think Dene’s uncle Lucas, Opal and Jacquie’s mother, Jacquie, Jacquie’s daughter Jamie, Bill Davis, and so on), violence against women (think Opal and Jacquie’s mother, think Jacquie, think Blue), generational tensions (think Edwin and Bill; think Opal and Orvil), attempts to access and preserve cultural ties to one’s indigenous heritage (think Dene and Orvil), allyship (think Opal to Jacquie, Geraldine and the stranger in the bathroom to Blue). Your goal is to reveal something particular about Orange’s presentation of indigeneity through your analysis. To do this, you’ll need to arrive at an understanding of why your chosen theme is addressed in the novel — what is its historical context and how is it operating — positively or negatively — within the indigenous community in Oakland today? Regardless of your subject, you are seeking to demonstrate critical understanding. This is a thesis driven writing assignment and your argument should be rooted in Orange’s novel, drawing carefully on textual evidence to develop and support claims.