American War: A Novel, is a dystopian novel by Omar El Akkad. As such, it might be read in two ways: On the one hand, it is an attempt by an author of Iraqi origin to show Americans and the world the devastating effects that American intervention in the Middle East has had on the people who live there. He does this by switching the roles played by the United States and a Middle Eastern empire. On the other hand, it is a fictionalized rendering of recent events in the United States and the threats to American society.
In an essay of no more than five pages, explain. Be sure to cite six scenes or events in the book to back up your argument.
Also, answer the question: In no more than a few sentences (at most), were you disappointed in the ending, or do you think it was appropriate?
- there should be no direct quotes in your papers. Nor should you include footnotes, endnotes, or bibliography.