Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
Due by Dec. 8th 11:59pm, emailed as a file with extension either .doc or .docx.
Part I. Answer both the following questions in no less than 500 words each.
1. Twain seems to argue in “The Mysterious Stranger” that God and Satan are identical. How could this be? Explain.
2. Describe the mood and atmosphere of the first half of “1984” (before Winston is arrested). Comment on the specific language that Orwell uses. Is it effective in portraying this future dystopian society?
Part II. Answer two of the following questions in no less than 250 words each.
1. “The Outrage” on one level is about pogrom, and on another level it is a criticism of the views of a “bourgeois paterfamilias,” who believes that the wealthy deserve their wealth. Explain.
2. In “A Woman’s Kingdom,” why doesn’t Anna Akimova just keep the money? Why doesn’t she give the money to Tchalikov? To whom does she give the money? Why?
3. In Gooseberries, the narrator tells a story of his brother, but then says: “But the point just now is not he, but myself. I want to tell you about the change that took place in me during the brief hours I spent at his country place.” What is the change in himself that he experiences?
The final RFT project for the semester is to create a film.
In the same groups as for the walking tours etc., create 6-8 minute film. Keep these points in mind:
- The film can be on the subject of your choice, but it should tell a story of some type, and with some music.
- It will, perhaps, have members of your group acting out certain roles; those who do not feel comfortable doing this might complete other tasks related to the project, such as editing and/or creating the storyline.
- Keep in mind the elements of storytelling as discussed in Script Analysis.
- Don’t be a free-rider. Every student will evaluate the members of his/her group in terms of contributions towards the project.
- Have fun with this.
Due: Nov. 29th in class.