Write an essay of approximately 500-750 words explaining your position on one of the two claims given. Use a total of four texts from our syllabus to support your claims. (Don’t forget to include brief quotes with parenthetical citations!) Two of the texts must be from the first seven weeks (prior to our midterm). You may have up to 2 hours to complete your essay.
1. Social roles and expectations make equal relationships between men and women virtually impossible.
2. Supernatural or magical forces in literature rarely solve human problems: they produce at least as much harm as good.
Reading for EH 201 Western World Literature
Coleridge: â€œChristabel,â€ â€œKubla Khanâ€
Byron: â€œThe Girl of Cadiz,â€ â€œShe walks in beauty,â€ â€œStanzas to Augusta,â€ â€œWhen we two partedâ€
Keats: â€œThe Eve of St. Agnes, â€œLa Belle Dame sans Merci,â€ â€œWhen I have fears that I may
cease to beâ€
Poe: â€œAnnabel Leeâ€
Pushkin: â€œThe Bronze Horsemanâ€
Faust, Part One
The Kreutzer Sonata
Calvino: â€œThe Parrot,â€ â€œThe Canary Prince,â€ Quack, Quack! Stick to My Backâ€
Hussey, â€œCinderella Liberatedâ€