Students were invited to write an essay and win lunch with the author. All GCC students participating in A Tale for Three Counties were eligible to enter.
Students were asked to select one of the following questions for their essay:
Each of the characters in Mudbound is bound by circumstances, the land, traditions, law, and or by their own personal limitations. Which character is most successful at freeing themselves from what binds them and how?
Which character in the book did you identify with most? Describe why and how you identify with this character.
First place winner Christopher Christopher Abdulla – read Christopher’s essay
Second place winner Matthew Bilohlavek – read Matthew’s essay