Topics for Paper I, REL 353 Dark Self

Length: 1-2 pages, 1.5 to 2.0 line spacing

Due: Wednesday, January 5: submit to Canvas by 12:00 noon

Topic: Describe one event, idea, or person that has influenced your understanding of the dark side of human existence. This event, idea, or person doesn't have to be the most or only influence on your views, just one influence. Examples include an idea that you read in a book, a current event reported in the news, a personal experience, a teacher, a relative, and so on. You can write about something objective, such as a historical person, a current event, or something you read in a book. Alternatively, you can write about something from your personal experience: something that happened to a friend, a family member, or yourself, or something someone did.

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