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1. Explore at least 3 characteristics of Realism in Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart.”
2. Explore at least 3 characteristics of Realism in Chekhov’s story “The Lady with a Dog.”
3. Examine the “loves” in Félicité’s life and how these loves “grow” her personality. Incorporate the idea that “love elevates.”
4. Show how “love elevates” the characters Gurov and Anna in “The Lady with the Dog.” Organize your essay based on at least 3 stages of their love affair.
5. Discuss how “suffering is redemptive” in “A Simple Life.” Suggestion: the suffering isn’t only confided to Félicité.
6. Analyze the metamorphoses of each family member in the Samsa household.
7. Explore at least 3 characteristics of the Modernist world view in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
8. Discuss the stages of Gregor’s collapse—physical, mental, emotional, societal.
9. In Eliot’s “Lovesong,” do a character analysis of J. Alfred Prufrock as a representive of the Modernist “perception of self.”
10. Examine the character J. Alfred Prufrock as an anti-hero on an “anti-Quest.” Hint: the heroic quest cycle involves at least three stages: separation, initiation, and return.
11. Explore each of W.B. Yeats’ poems (“When You Are Old,” “The Second Coming,” “Sailing to Byzantium,” and “Byzantium”) to highlight a specific element of Modernism.
12. Explore each of Robert Frost’s poems (“Stopping by Woods,” “The Road not Taken,” “Mending Wall,” and “After Apple Picking”) to highlight a specific element of Modernism.
13. Analyze each of the five stories that I assigned as a separate example of a Postmodern characteristic. Nota bene: you will have to discuss five characteristcs.
14. Explore the character Daru in “The Guest” as an example of Camus’ presentation of existential philosophy.
15. An “out there” topic: Analyze the images in “The Guest” in light of Camus’ existentialism, starting with the description of the landscape. I’m curious to see what you would come up with . . . you might want to clear this topic with me first.
16. Who is Zaabalawi in Mafouz’s story “Zaabalawi”? Present at least 3 of his dimensions.
17. Examine Mr. Wanas’ role and advice in the Negma Bar in “Zaabalawi.”
18. Identify each of the societal groups in “Zaabalawi,” and why they are each ineffective in the narrator’s quest for “a cure.”
19. In Marquez’s story “Death Constant beyond Love,” explore the several ways in which the idea of the rose is depicted.
20. Discuss the magic in the Magic Realism stories “Zaabalawi” and “Death Constant.”
21. In Junot Diaz’s story “Drown,” explore the many ways in which the narrator, Yunior is drowning.
22. Explore elements of the “minority subculture” (p. 1151) in “Drown” and how it impacts the characters.
23. In Adichi’s “The Headstrong Historian,” compare the grandmother Mwangba and her granddaughter Afamefuna/Grace in at least 3 areas.
24. Apply the Hegelian Dialectic (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) to the characters in the Adichi story.
25. Explore at least 3 ways in which the character Grace is grace to her grandmother in the Adichi story.
26. Creative Writing Approach: Because the wheels seem to be coming off the world as we currently know it, create your own statement of Post-Postmodernist theory. Provide examples and development of your main points. Some observers have also called our period Trans-Postmodernism or Post-Millennialism.