|Critical Analysis Paper Options|
|Tuesday, 02 March 2010|
Choose the paper you want to write and use the stories you want to use. At least two from the in-class stories, and any number of the outside resources.
The stories include:
Paper options for Lit 12
1. Woman as the object (+or -)—Identify how women are depicted as objects in the texts and whether or not that objectification is positive or negative.
2. Imprisonment—How does imprisonment affect characters in the stories that we read? What do the stories say about people who are trapped? How can we move on? How can we avoid it in the first place? (Combine questions or use the texts to answer one)
3. Marriage (+ or -) —Using the texts, demonstrate how marriage is depicted as a positive or negative institution. If it is positive, is it realistic? If it is negative, is there hope?
4. Video option: Create Act IV for A Doll’s House. Five minute video showing what will happen to the characters after the Act III is over and Nora leaves.All papers are to use three texts as evidence, as well as personal anecdotes or other relevant research.
Some of the examples for the topics above include:
1. Megan Fox in Transformers, Katharine Hepburn in Philadelphia Story, Tippie Hedron in Marnie, Roy Orbisson’s “Pretty Woman”, Madonna’s “Material Girl”, Wreckx-n-Effect’s “Rump Shaker”
2. Tupac’s “Trapped”, Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Trapped” - Apple Insomnia Film Festival 2007, (also you could use Casablanca or Philadelphia Story—check them out).
3. Carly Simon’s “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should be”, Anne Bradstreet’s “To my Dear and Loving Husband”, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How do I Love Thee?”
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