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  1. Yes, it is originally written in English. And thanks, I think I will write about both for now since it is only a draft that is due. Is there any other book that might work better than Like Water for Chocolate, though? I chose it because I studied it in school, but my friend suggested Dreaming in Cuban.
  2. Would it be alright to just write how "women waiting by windows in The House on Mango Street symbolizes their entrapment and their yearning for freedom"? Obviously I would re-word it to sound better. I think I'm just over-thinking this whole thing because it's an extended essay and not a regular essay. The only problem is that I don't know if I can get 4000 words out of this. That's why I was wondering if I should add in another book. I also want to know if I should stick with writing about the Hispanic background, or should I just write about subjugated women in general?
  3. I was thinking of writing my EE on women's roles hispanic culture and how they are generally subjugated. I wanted to show this through the writing of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Basically, if you haven't read it, the book is about a young Mexican girl growing up in the United States who does not want to be like other women that she knows. Almost every woman on her street is forced to obey the command of a father or husband. I know I could write about this theme for women in general, and not just Hispanic women, but the book mentions how this treatment is more prevalent in th
  4. thank you so much. and yeah, she really doesn't know what she's doing. i assumed that she would have told me a year ago to change my topic if it was no good, but now i'm realizing that i just need to do it myself.
  5. Last year was the first year my school offered IB, so naturally everything was a little unorganized. In October, I asked the IB coordinator if our EEs had to be something we would have to show colleges or something that had to be related to what we would want to study in college. He gave me a very vague answer so I chose to compare primate behavior to human behavior as my topic because I want to be a primatologist. I realized in about February that this topic would be very difficult and I had no idea how to narrow it down, but the woman in charge of helping with extended essays told me it was
  6. I keep changing my IA topic and now I'm thinking of asking "Were the Salem witch trials planned by Abigail Williams for personal retribution?" There seems to be evidence that points toward this but I'm not sure how many books there will be on it. I'm also not sure if it's just too commonly accepted that she believed she was actually bewitched, which disproves my argument. My original questions was "How politically effective was the Tongzhi Restoration of China compared to the Meiji Restoration of Japan?" but my teacher said that this was too vague and to only focus on one restoration. I want
  7. The Four Olds were old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas that Mao wanted to get rid of. And thanks, Keel, I think I'm going to choose the other question and do that.
  8. I liked that one too but I feel like it might be hard to write about 2 different restorations in only 2,000 words
  9. I've been having a hard time coming up with a question for my IA. I'm thinking of doing "To what extent did the removal of the 'Four Olds' in China have on the rise of equality in women?" or something like that. Is my question too broad or is it ok?
  10. For my IA, I'm thinking of doing "How effective was the Tongzhi Restoration of China compared to the Meiji Restoration of Japan?" Is this question too broad? I'm also worried that the answer is too obvious, but I have no idea what else to do. What do you guys think?
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