In “Beside Oneself,” Butler argues, “To intervene in the name of transformation means precisely to disrupt what has become settled knowledge and knowable reality, and to use, as it were, one’s unreality to make an otherwise impossible or illegible claim” (17). How can literature or culture make this kind of intervention? Choose one human rights instrument and demonstrate how it invokes rights and the holder of rights. Then turn to the literary/cultural texts and make an argument about whether it can expand our understanding of who counts as human. Another way to approach this question is to think about how the law and the literature construct “the human being” as a person with rights differently from one another. Does the literature you chose show us something new or ultimately fail to offer an imaginative alternative?