English 306 (W) Spring 2012 Prof. Davis
Using 1984, by George Orwell as your reference, answer 5 of the following questions in 5-7
sentences each. You must cite specific examples in your answers.
1. What is compulsory heterosexu
1. How do the operations of repression structure or inform the work? That is, what unconscious motives are
1. New critics believe the best possible interpretation of a literary text will be derived from this sort of
2. Circle what would not appear in a New Critical analysis:
A discussion of theme
A character analysis
Focus on the text itself; dont mind the author and his/her background/biography, trust the tale not the teller;
must do a close reading; must be objective and put own ideas aside
Dont pay attention to your feeling
The language of grief: The Importance of Structure in In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is
Looking back should show us more than what is seen when experiencing situations at the
present (Hempel, Amy, 39). In Amy Hempels short story In the Cemetery Wh
Response #1: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel
The structure of the story has abrupt transitions towards each scene. Interestingly, I
noticed the scenes paralleled the transitions of the five grieving stages of the narrator, which sh
Spring 2012 - English 306 (W) Prof. Davis
The Liberating Devil and the Caged Angel
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the season of Light, it was the
season of Darkness, in short, the period was so far
English 306 (W) Prof. Davis
Acting Out Truly
From way past when to the present days of society, sources of entertainment have shown both
liars and believers. As true in both literature and in real life, playing a lie and expressi
English 331, Fall 2012
Generations today all over the world are becoming more and more aware of different
individuals with different cultures, practices, and language. With increasing exposure, the way
Next Flight, to the Wall
By Arvie Padoginog Spring 2012 English 300 Prof. Rempe
At seven oclock, the sun was already high up in New Yorks July sky. Despite the creeping
heat outside airport, the inner side of the thick, 18 foot windows was freezing cold.
your fist down and grab onto the chairs back.
Bring down your gun and pray for your own wife.
Im a drunk young man with a calloused hand
carrying a pistol for revenge.
eyes full of silent rage, cracking knuckles and
The Most Beautiful Thing
Feel the cool earth beneath your feet
with its dewy green grass and its soft dirt.
Notice the goosebumps on your arms
from the fresh, cool breeze.
Take in the pine trees through your nose,
wafting the green into
I am Death!
Deaths Messengers by the Grimm Brothers
A Grimms fairy tale from their Kinder-und Hausmrchen, (Children's and Household
Tales) that I have come to admire is called Deaths Messengers. The title and writing itself
comes with a clear cut message
Natures Error: The Role of Race in Othello
Originally titled Othello, the Moor of Venice, William Shakespeare concocts a tragedy of a
Northern African general in Venice named Othello who is manipulated to the point of insanity
because of his belief in sub
Although lesbian/gay criticism and queer theory are grouped as into one theory, there are
some slight differences between two. The first attempts to find homosexuality in all literary