Critical Literary Analysis Paper (clap) Themes and Corresponding Titles Coming of Age



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Themes and Corresponding Titles

Coming of Age

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  2. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

  3. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

  4. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid

  5. April Morning by Howard Fast

  6. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

  7. The Bear by William Faulkner

  8. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

  9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  10. Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall

  11. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

  12. The Chosen by Chaim Potok

  13. Deliverance by James Dickey

  14. Folded Leaf by William Maxwell

  15. Fools Crow by James Welch

  16. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

  17. The Human Comedy by William Saroyan

  18. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  19. A Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

  20. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

  21. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

  22. Native Son by Richard Wright

  23. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

  24. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

  25. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

  26. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris

  27. Washington Square by Henry James

  28. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

  29. Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow


American Dream

  1. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

  2. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  4. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

  5. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

  6. My Ántonia or O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

  7. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

  8. Rabbit, Run by John Updike

  9. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

  10. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

  11. The Chosen by Chaim Potok

  12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  13. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  14. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  15. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

  16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

American Dream (cont.)

  1. U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos

  2. American Pastoral by Philip Roth

  3. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  4. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

  5. All my Sons and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (must read both as one book)

  6. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

  7. Empire Falls by Richard Russo


Courage

    1. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

    2. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

    3. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

    4. The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper

    5. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

    6. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

    7. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    8. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

    9. Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott

    10. March by Geraldine Brooks

    11. All Quiet on the Western Front Erich M. Remarque

    12. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    13. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    14. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

    15. Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo

    16. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    18. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Alienation/Loneliness

    1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

    2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

    3. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

    4. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

    5. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    6. Light in August by William Faulkner

    7. Maggie:  A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

    8. Mama by Terry McMillan

    9. Native Son by Richard Wright

    10. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

    11. Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson

    12. Rabbit, Run by John Updike

    13. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

    14. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

    15. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison


Alienation/Loneliness (cont)

    1. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

    2. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

    3. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter or A Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

    4. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    5. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

    6. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

    7. We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson


Search for Identity

  1. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

  2. On the Road by Jack Keruoac

  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

  5. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  6. Native Son by Richard Wright

  7. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  9. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

  10. Mama by Terry McMillan

  11. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  12. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

  13. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

  14. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

  15. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver


Survival

  1. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  3. Call of the Wild by Jack London

  4. The Sea Wolf by Jack London

  5. Native Son by Richard Wright

  6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  7. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

  8. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  11. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Love and Passion

  1. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

  2. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

  3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  7. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

  8. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Love and Passion

  1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

  2. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

  3. Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie

  4. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

  5. Cider House Rules by John Irving


Society vs. the Individual

  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  2. Huck Finn by Mark Twain

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

  6. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

  7. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

  8. Native Son by Richard Wright

  9. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

  10. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  11. My Ántonia by Willa Cather

  12. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  14. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  15. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry


Effects of War

  1. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

  2. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

  3. The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper

  4. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

  5. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

  6. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

  7. Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott

  8. March by Geraldine Brooks

  9. All Quiet on the Western Front Erich M. Remarqu

  10. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

  11. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  12. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

  13. Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo


Familial Relationships

  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

  2. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

  3. Charlotte Temple by Susanne Rowson

  4. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Julia Alvarez

  5. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

  6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  7. Mama by Terry McMillan

  8. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

  9. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Familial Relationships (cont.)

  1. The Chosen by Chaim Potok

  2. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

  3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  4. The House of Seven Gables Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

  6. Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

  7. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

  8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  9. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

  10. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

  11. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

  12. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

  13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  14. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  15. Hotel New Hampshire or The World According to Garp by John Irving

  16. Breathing Lessons and Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

  17. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

  18. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

  19. All my Sons and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (must read both as one book)

  20. Falling in Place by Anne Beattie

  21. We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson

  22. Empire Falls by Richard Russo


Gender/Sexuality

  1. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  3. Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

  4. The World According to Garp by John Irving

  5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

  6. Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

  7. My Ántonia by Willa Cather

  8. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

  9. Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

  10. Kindred by Octavia Butler

  11. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

  12. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

  13. Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow

  14. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike


Good vs. Evil

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  4. Something Wicked This Way Comes Ray Bradbury

  5. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

  7. A Wizard of Earth Sea by Ursula LeGuin

  8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson

  9. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike




  1. Change and Transformation

    1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    2. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    5. Breathing Lessons and Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler

    6. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

    7. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

    8. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

    9. Empire Falls by Richard Russo


Religion/Spirituality

  1. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin

  2. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

  3. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

  4. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

  5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

  7. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  8. Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

  9. The Centaur by John Updike

  10. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

  11. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  12. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  13. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving


Desire for Freedom

  1. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  2. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

  3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

  5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  6. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

  7. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  8. Kindred by Octavia Butler

  9. On the Road by Jack Keruoac


Conformity vs. Defiance

  1. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  5. Sula by Toni Morrison

  6. Cider House Rules by John Irving


Conformity vs. Defiance (cont.)

  1. The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery and other Short Stories by Shirley Jackson

  2. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  3. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

  4. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  5. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Julia Alvarez

  6. Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  7. Kindred by Octavia Butler

  8. Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow

  9. Empire Falls by Richard Russo

  10. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


Appearance vs. Reality

  1. Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

  2. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

  3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos

  6. Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

  7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  8. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

  9. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  10. The Human Stain by Philip Roth


Justice vs. Injustice

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  2. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

  3. Native Son by Richard Wright

  4. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  6. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  7. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  8. Cider House Rules by John Irving

  9. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving


Culture, Race, and Ethnicity


  1. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  2. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

  3. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  5. The Human Stain by Philip Roth

  6. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

  7. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

  8. Native Son by Richard Wright

  9. Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall

  10. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

  11. The Price of a Child by Lorene Cary

  12. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

  13. Ceremony by Silko

  14. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

  15. Kindred by Octavia Butler

  16. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston


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