Category Archives: Literary Studies

Write or present a convincing argument with supporting textual evidence from the

Write or present a convincing argument with supporting textual evidence from the texts in the course, as well as others of your own choosing, as to why Shakespeare still matters or does not matter. Explain whether his writing reflects the human condition or not. Is Shakespearean literature still relatable today? Explain with reasons and textual evidence. If writing: In an essay, convince your audience as to why Shakespeare still matters or does not matter. Does his writing reflect the human condition today? Explain your ideas clearly with two to three reasons why Shakespeare still is or is not important today.

TWO out of three to four 300-words questions (you can choose the questions to an

TWO out of three to four 300-words questions (you can choose the questions to answer) that need to be done within 2 hours, the questions will be sent in January 11 2022 at 3:30 pm (China time zone), need to be done before in the same day at 5:20 pm (China time zone)| The questions will be about the syllabus (file 2) and the textbook (file 1),you can only use texts that are on the TEXTBOOK (file 1), please see files below.| You can NOT use outside SOURCES for this assignment and Please DO NOT PLAGIARISE others’ works.| There are some SAMPLE question (you DON’T need to answer them for me, these are just SAMPLES) as the following: Choose two of the following questions.1. Discuss the difficulty of difference (culture, religion, nationality, gend, etc.) in at least two works we have read. Be specific. ; 2. Is “the Miller’s Tale” an allegory? Explain.3. Discuss bad reading in The Canterbury Tales and Twelfth Night. Be specific. ; 4. Discuss the use of Petrarchan rhetoric in at least two works we have read. Be specific. ; 5. Discuss women and misogyny in at least two works we have read.Be specific.; 6.Compare two Renaissance poet’s use of Petrarchan language and/or paradox in their sonnets. Give specific examples.; 7.Discuss the presentation of women in at least two works we have read. Be specific.

FIVE 200-words questions need to be done within 2 hours (125 minutes), the quest

FIVE 200-words questions need to be done within 2 hours (125 minutes), the questions will be SENT in January 7 2022 at 10:20 am(China time zone), need to be SUBMITTED in the same day at 12:45pm(China time zone)| The content of the FIVE 200-words questions will be about the syallbus: Petrarch’s (Canzoniere, trans. Musa) sonnets 1, 5, 6, 70,116, 164,190, 205, 364, 365 and “Ascent of Mount Ventoux”; Garcilaso de la Vega, Selected Poems, sonnets I, V, XIII, XXIII.;Louise Labé Complete Poetry and Prose, trans. Baker, Finch, sonnets 2, 18, 21.;The Praise of Folly, trans. Hudson, pp. 7-125; The Prince, chapters 1-2, 6, 8, 15 ,17, 18, 19; Baldasar Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier, books 1 and 4. Focus on book 1.; Paracelsus, Writings.; Heptameron stories 8, 10, 18, 62; focus especially on story 10.; Essays; “On Vehicles,” “On the Power of the Imagination,” on “On Cannibals”.“On A Dark Night,” John of the Cross.; Don Quijote, trans. Jarvis (Oxford), pp. 15-70.; Don Quijote, trans. Jarvis (Oxford), pp.469-479, 924-944.; Fuente Ovejuna, trans. Racz; Candide, trans. Pearson, pp.3-88; Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther; (page numbers refer to TEXT page numbers, not pdf file page numbers) | Instructions: Since most of the class used outside sources for the mid-term, it is assumed that you will use outside sources for this exam. For that reason, this is an open-source exam. To that end, your work will be graded differently, i.e., your discussion and interpretation should move past the obvious because you have access to books and internet. You must cite all outside sources. If you fail to cite a source, you will receive a zero for this exam. Part of your grade will be how well you manage outside sources. You will be graded on the quality of the outside sources you choose to use. When you cite sources, just put the source in parentheses after you cite it. For example, Garcilaso was influenced by Boscán (Randell, “Sixteenth Century Polyphony”, p. 64).| You will be graded lightly on spelling and grammar (after all, you have your sources in front of you, so you should be able to spell the authors’ names correctly).| Further instructions to be discussed in advance.

a 1350-word essay on the film “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) ACCORDING to SAMPLE E

a 1350-word essay on the film “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) ACCORDING to SAMPLE ESSAY (please see links below) | Format: double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, standard margins.correctly formatted according to latest MLA standards | Please site professional outside sources (as many as you like) in the essay, you must cite your sources, and you must include a full works cited, and Please DO NOT PLAGIARISE others’ works.| Please include a good THESIS in the first paragraph of the essay.| Link to the FILM- “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) (let me know if the link doesn’t work for you): https://123moviefree.sc/mov/shakespeare-in-love-1998/watching.html/?ep=10 | Link to the SAMPLE ESSAY: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s59/client/snv?fbclid=IwAR2qm6kENQlEIxu1aUxYLZlZBhyRMgPfsyNMcuzbfou7-7ZthOlVmjp3nEs¬eGuid=bbbaf2fd-889f-426a-8b42-2537ccb70bae¬eKey=ab9e7879daf005bee70d9ff0c74aa685&sn=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.evernote.com%2Fshard%2Fs59%2Fsh%2Fbbbaf2fd-889f-426a-8b42-2537ccb70bae%2Fab9e7879daf005bee70d9ff0c74aa685&title=sample%2Btextual%2Banalysis

Answer ALL 8 of the questions on Candide (Please see file 1 p.3-88, according to

Answer ALL 8 of the questions on Candide (Please see file 1 p.3-88, according to the TEXT pages, NOT the pdf pages) in GOOD PARAGRAPH, you don’t need to write an essay on each question, you just need to answer it in PARAGRAPH. | Answer the questions with details and interpretations from the text. You should NOTE the page number and COPY the quotations that back up your answer. | Please DO NOT PLAGIARISE others’ works.| The 8 questions: 1. Analyze the words and actions of Pangloss. Consider also what Candide says in the first part, since Candide attributes his ideas to Pangloss. What exactly does Pangloss represent and what does Voltaire think of it? | 2. Find three examples of irony in the text. Describe how irony works in each example. | 3. Discuss the scene in which the Old Woman (daughter of Pope Urban X) “proves” that everyone has at once believed him- or herself to be the most miserable of human beings and cursed their birth (396). Does Voltaire agree with this character or is this satire or something else? | 4. Make a list of the misfortunes which befall Candide. Taken together, what does this list represent? | 5. What motivates most of the characters. Cite examples. | 6. If Candide is an allegory, what does each character represent? | 7. Why does the old woman with one buttock refuse to commit suicide even after thinking about it a hundred times? | 8. Does Voltaire agree with Martin’s assessment that people live in either misery or boredom (436)? Consider the fact that Pangloss objects but doesn’t even believe his objection and Candide objects but doesn’t know why.

FINAL PAPER- COMPARISON/CONTRAST The final paper of this semester will be a comp

FINAL PAPER- COMPARISON/CONTRAST The final paper of this semester will be a comparison and/or contrast of two different things of your interest. Similar and opposing parallels should be made about the thematic elements, plot and characters of the two things compared and contrasted. One of these two things MUST be from a writing that we’ve covered in this class.” ANY PAPER THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE A WRITING COVERED IN THIS CLASS WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE AND WILL NOT COUNT FOR CREDIT. Both the story and the concept and/or novel, book, article, movie, etc., should be of interest to the writer. This may include but not be limited to a favorite T.V. show, song, entertainer, social trend, etc. This paper should contain a thesis statement that is well supported with vivid details and focus on the specific subject. To demonstrate the type of paper desired for this assignment, the instructor gives an example that compares a literary work, “For Esme with Love and Squalor” from J.D. Salinger’s “Nine Stories,” to a favorite movie, “Saving Private Ryan.” In the writing of this paper, think about not only the story and whatever idea or medium it’s compared to, but also think about the main underlying messages included. Consider how they relate to our everyday lives. This is not a research paper. The use of researched sources is optional, however, if they are included, they must be cited within the proper MLA style format. Researched sources SHOULD NOT do your thinking, interpretation and analysis for you in this paper. In relating the messages and themes to everyday life, the use of personal experiences is encouraged in the writing of this paper. This paper should be based mainly on the writer’s own thinking and literary analysis skills. In other words, this paper SHOULD NOT be a summary of a writing from the text or of the thing to which it’s compared. It should focus on key messages and ideas from each in relation to the writer’s thesis statement. Have fun writing this paper and good luck.

Books: 1. Butterfly Yellow (HarperCollins), by Thanhhà Lại, 2020. 2. Goldilocks

Books: 1. Butterfly Yellow (HarperCollins), by Thanhhà Lại, 2020. 2. Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs 3. New Kid by Jerry Craft 4. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling (2018) 5. As Brave as You By Jason Reynolds (2016) 6. “Efrén Divided”, written by Ernesto Cisneros, published by Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. 7. “Lupe Wong Won’t Dance,” written by Donna Barba Higuera, published by Levine Querido, Arthur A. Levine. 8. Scarlet Ibis By: Gill Lewis 9. The Someday Birds By: Sally J. Pla 10. 1919: The Year that Changed America by Martin W. Sandler (Bloomsbury) 11. The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow (Calkins Creek) 12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrations) 13. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney 14. Coyote Steals the Blanket by Janet Stevens 15. Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky