Novels Alias Grace and The Plot Against America

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Write an essay of at least 500-750 words addressing the topic below.

Discuss SPECIFIC ways each of these texts either explicitly or implicitly reject the limitations of traditional history.

Both novels which we’ve read- The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, and Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, either implicitly or explicitly critique the limitations of traditional history as a means of understanding the past. By manipulating the conventions of fiction and narrative, these text suggest that something is gained by a fictional, or overtly narrative approach to the past. Compare and/or contrast these two novels and discuss the ways their approach to history and the past expand our understanding of the historical record.