The novel name: Breakfast on Pluto, by Patrick McCabe.

The novel name: Breakfast on Pluto, by Patrick McCabe.

Your essay should be at least three full pages: double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, one-inch margins. You are required to use In-Text Citations and a separate Works Cited page for this paper if you use other sources than the book. You will be graded on your adherence to MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Your essay should answer ONE of the following:

• “Pussy” searches for her identity throughout the novel. Throughout the novel, Pussy struggles with being in love. What is love to Pussy and what role does it play in determining how she identifies herself? Use examples from the novel to support your answer.

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• The search for identity plays a significant role in the novel Breakfast on Pluto. How important to the story is it that Pussy Braden is a transgender woman, rather than a cis woman? Could the story have been told just as effectively if Pussy Braden was a cis woman? Explain your answer.