Instructions:Choose four of the five five-point short answer questions that followand write detailed responses to them making use of specific evidence from the text to back up your claims where appropriate.Each response should be roughly 200-300 words in length. Works cited entries are not necessary for the purposes of the exam but you are required to use in-text (parenthetical) citations when quoting or paraphrasing from our course readings. Finally when crafting your responses you are permitted to use only materials from the course itself (assigned primary and secondary readings lectures other supplementary material provided by the instructor). Outside research is neither encouraged nor permitted!
I already chose the four questions I need in each one 250 words :
1. Langston Hughes Let America be America Again is a poem suffused with contradictions. One of the most pronounced among them involves the poets seemingly contradictory opinions regarding the United States. Using evidence from the poem itself I would like you to try to attempt to reconcile this apparent contradiction answering the following question: in your opinion does the poem represent a positive hopeful view of American social progress or does it present a generally negative assessment of the American ethos?
2.Passingis told via the perspective of Irene Redfield. Using evidence from the text discuss the degree to which you find Irenes point of view to be that of a reliable witness. Be sure to outline the reasoning behind your response.
3. While Hemingway is often associated with his portrayal of male protagonists involved in traditionally masculine pursuits such as hunting fishing and bullfighting the authors representation of women tends to get far less attention. Marshaling evidence from at least two of the assigned readings to back up your claims write a response in which you investigate the authors portrayal of women. Are there common traits that you see among the female characters in the stories we read? Are women portrayed in a more or less flattering light than the authors male characters? Are there any generalizations you can make about the gender dynamics of the couples portrayed in the stories?
4. Both naturalists and modernists altered their styles of writing in order to address changing social realities. Naturalists were generally concerned with issues of poverty social struggle and humanitys fate in the face of an indifferent universe while modernists attempted to process changes wrought by urbanization industrialization and especially — global conflict and war. Using at least two examples from the assigned reading to substantiate your claims present your opinion regarding which literary movement was best suited to achieve its goals and why.
Instructions:Choose three of the four ten-point questions that followand write detailed responses to them making use of specific evidence from the text to back up your claims.Your response to each question should be roughly 500-600 words in length. Works cited entries are not necessary for the purposes of the exam but you are required to use in-text (parenthetical) citations when quoting or paraphrasing from our course readings. Finally when crafting your responses you are permitted to use only materials from the course itself (assigned primary and secondary readings lectures other supplementary material provided by the instructor). Outside research is neither encouraged nor permitted!
I already chose the three questions I need in each one 500 words please
1. Compare Hurstons portrayals of masculinity and femininity in Spunk and Sweat. Do these stories seem more sympathetic to their male or female characters? Does each story seem to be making a similar comment on gender and the way men and women relate to one another or are there areas where the stories seem to be making distinct or even divergent points?
2. While we read LarsensPassingas a part of our investigation of the Harlem Renaissance the novel can also be accurately classified as a work of modernist fiction. Using specific examples from the text discuss how Larsen uses modernist aesthetics throughout the work.
3. Literary Naturalism is premised in part on the notion that individuals are direct products of their heredity and environments. Another way of expressing this is to say that a persons birth is also their destiny. Nevertheless despite naturalisms insistence on environmental determinism several of the works we have read by naturalist authors subtly undercut this ethos showing the ways in which free will comes into play. Select two (or more) of the stories we read as a part of our discussion of naturalism (works by Wharton Crane Norris and London) and discuss ways these story can be read against the grain as testaments to an individuals ability to alter or affect his or her destiny.
Total number of pages is 10 pages
Due within 32 hours from now