What is everyone's plan for the in-class essay on Monday? I was thinking about writing an outline for each of the prompts to be ready for any of them, but that seems like it will be a lot of work. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to prepare yourself for the essay, other than having a very good understanding of the book?
16. Some of the most significant events in literature are often mental or psychological; for example, awakenings, discoveries, changes in consciousness. Explain how these sorts of events are the pivotal and vital ones for characters in this work.
17. In some works of literature a character struggles to come to terms with past events. Explain how such a character is found in this work. Explain the nature of the struggle and how the character’s response to the past is a source of meaning in the work.
18. Some leading characters conform to the pattern of life expected of them; others rebel against this pattern. Select a character from this work and demonstrate the nature of the character’s conformity or rebellion and explain how it is important to the theme or some other important aspect of the work as a whole.