this paper will consist of TWO short essays of about 5 paragraphs responding to two different topics. You MUST write on both topics, and you MUST engage your texts. This requires a) preparing carefully for the exam by choosing a set of quotes that you think could fit into essays on both topics before you get the thesis statements. An essay that doesn’t use direct quotes from the textbook will not pass.
Trying to find quotes during the exam will almost certainly lead to a poor result.
You may use your textbooks and discussion boards (a good rule of thumb is at least one direct quote from the textbook per paragraph) to answer two specific questions that will be given in the exam.
The two general topics (again, you must write on both):
- Images of Gender–we have been discussing this theme all term–it was on the Mid-Term, but our discussions keep coming back to this topic, so I think it’s worth exploring over the course of our readings.
- Images of Morals and Morality coming from heroic figures (of all kinds) in World Literature. This has also be a theme in many of our discussions–so think about what the lessons are that these stories suggest to us and whether or not they have continuing value today.