Assignment 04- Gullivers Travels Study Questions
1. Why does Lemuel Gulliver leave home the first time?
Lemuel Gulliver leaves home to attend school and become an apprentice to Mr. James
2. How tall are the Lillputians?
The Lilliputians ar
Assignment 01: Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Typically written in French & English
Known as The Age of Reason and The
Thinkers emphasized reason, logic, and
Turned to Rome for models
Primary conflict: Reason
Assignment 08- Literary Biography Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He joined
two older siblings, John and Helen, and was followed by a younger sister, Sophia. Their father
operated a local pencil factory, wh
Assignment 10-Realism and Naturalism Background
Emphasis on psychological, optimistic
tone, details, pragmatic, practical, slowmoving plot
Emphasis on morality, usually intrinsic
Humans are in control of their own
destiny and are superio
Assignment 11- Literary Biography Chekhov
Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 to his father Pavel, a struggling grocer,
and his mother Yevgeiya, a vivid storyteller. Chekhov was one of five children. Childhood was
rough for Anton due to the financi
Assignment 03- Gullivers Travels
1. Enter house on dark stormy night, Dr. J.A. Bates asking woman to marry him
She has a young son.
2. Unknown man among horses is now shipwrecked.
3. Two men bringing carriage across sand notice a giant man
4. The tiny peo
Assignment 02- Literary Biography Swift
Jonathan Swift was born in 1667 to his aristocratic father and mother, the daughter of a
clergyman in Dublin, Ireland. Two months prior to his birth, his father died suddenly and his
mother was left alone to care fo
Assignment 05- American Transcendentalism Background
1. Transcendentalism was a movement both literary and philosophical.
2. It was a part of the larger American Renaissance that took place from 1835-1860.
3. Transcendentalism found its roots in:
Biography Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 1980)
Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris, June of 1905. Where he spent the majority of his life.
Better known as the father of Existentialist philosophy. Sartre was a widely known for his gifted
ability in psychological de
Modernism & Contemporary Period
The contemporary period emerged right after the WWII ended and as modernism came
to a haul. The modernism period was a unique period in which writers still had a from of order
to express their experiences.
Born in Taganrog, Russia, January of 1860, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is best known as a
renowned short story author and doctor. Many of his stories were based upon memories from
his younger years, such as working in his fathers shop with his five siblings.
Assignment 06- Literary Biography Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 to William and Ruth Emerson in Boston,
Massachusetts. His father was one of many men in his life that followed the Unitarian church
into becoming a clergyman. His mother, also
Assignment 09- Where I Live and What I Live For
Thoreaus residence on Walden pond, the subject of his major work Walden, did not come
about immediately as he had his heart set on a nearby farm. After the sale of Hollowell farm fell
through, Thoreau settle
Literary Biography Henry Thoreau (1817 1862)
Born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau later became a well-known
American essayist, poet, practical philosopher and American Transcendentalist. He also became known
for his belief
Lesson 11: Summary of Realism and Naturalism
1. Next to the 20th century, the 19th century is the century of greatest change.
2. Liberty, science, progress, and evolution are the major concepts that define the
mental atmosphere of the 19th century.
The first symbol of the short story is the farm that Nicolay Ivanovitch had been dreamed of. Ivan
Ivanovitch, the older brother of Nicolay, described him as a gentle, good-natured fellow, but he was
never sympathized with the desire to shut himself up for
Born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts, Ralph Waldo Emerson was considered
one of the most renowned American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist
during the 19th century. His father was a clergy man who passed away when Waldo
Ralph Waldo Emerson was the leading author of the mid-19th century. As head of the
Transcendental movement, he led a group of Transcendentalists. Emersons writing falls into two
types, poetry and essays, and most of his fundamental ideas can be found in h
Lesson 01 Neoclassicism and Romanticism:
Summary of Neoclassicism and Romanticism
1. Two impulses governed Western literature from approximately 1650 until
1850: Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
2. The approximate dates of Neoclassicism are 1650-1760, and t
1. Major writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, William
Ellery Channing, Theodore Parker, Amos Bronson Alcott, Jones Very, Christopher
Cranch, Orestes Brownson, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody.
2. The book Nature, written by Em
Literary Biography Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Born on January 29, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia, Anton Chekhov is recognized as a master of the modern
short story and a leading playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he is regarded as the
Thoreau recalls some of the sites he either would love to settle in or nearly settled. He talks about the
Hollowell site that he had to sell back to the farmer because the farmers wife changed her mind. He
then goes on and talks about his experience at Wa
Authors personalities were suppressed, but they were inevitably expressed in works
Focused on truthful representations in literature.
The ordinary man was the urban worker.
Literary Biography Leo Tolstoy(1828-1910)
Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Tula Province, Russia. He is recognized as the one of the
worlds great writers. Tolstoys mother died when he was two years old, his father died when he was