Your job for this post is to identify two opposing forces in one of the summer reading books that is NOT Fahrenheit 451, and explain how the contradiction between the forces is resolved. To give an example, you might see a conflict between Lenina's happiness with the Brave New World versus Bernard's misery. How does that conflict play out in the novel, and how does it ? You need two quotations for this. One should show the conflict, and the other the "synthesis," meaning resolution or outcome - in other words, what changes?
This is inspired by something called the Dialectic, which is a method of argument. One person puts forth a thesis, and the person arguing against them responds with the anti-thesis, i.e. the opposite of that thesis.
So if I said, "Cuckoo's Nest is between than Brave New World," and someone said, "No, it's the other way around," we'd be engaged in the Dialectic. However, since there is no "right answer" here, the only way to resolve the argument is with a synthesis that integrates elements of both views: "Ok, let's agree that both are great novels." But if one person argued better, the final synthesis might be more like, "Ok, fine, Cuckoo's Nest is better in a lot of ways, but BNW has a lot of value as well."
Mr. Justin Biggs