The second two, on the other hand, are examples of topics you probably want to avoid. Many students think that writing about an impressive/revered figure will reflect well on them. To the contrary, it often leads to an essay that sounds hackneyed and forced. Similarly, if you want to write about a literary figure, you don’t have to choose one based on how critically acclaimed the book is. In fact, you’d probably be better off writing about a character from your favorite guilty-pleasure romance or science fiction novels. Overall, my message is simple. Don’t write about what you think will sound impressive; write about something that is actually important to you.
A first exception to this rule arose in 1852, in the case of Thomas v. Winchester ,  when New York's highest court held that mislabeling a poison as an innocuous herb, and then selling the mislabeled poison through a dealer who would be expected to resell it, put "human life in imminent danger." Thomas relied on this reason to create an exception to the "privity" rule. In, 1909, New York held in Statler v. Ray Mfg. Co.  that a coffee urn manufacturer was liable to a person injured when the urn exploded, because the urn "was of such a character inherently that, when applied to the purposes for which it was designed, it was liable to become a source of great danger to many people if not carefully and properly constructed."