EN 11

Diagnostic Essay

Draw a line down the middle of this page and begin to list  the ways that Ehrenreich encounters social oppression.  On one side, describe how and where she encounters social oppression.  On the other, briefly identify what type of oppression this is.  Examining both columns, are there any other forms you believe she avoided or should have included, in your opinion?

Write a one page essay in which you discuss Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.  In her account, how are people oppressed socially, and who or what kind of oppression does she leave out?  Why?

(one page maximum; typed; due Sep. 4)