Introduction to Literature
Note: The following quizzes have so far been administered in class for a daily work grade. Each question requires the student to write a one- or two-paragraph essay answering the question.
Three possible scores are possible: a "plus" (excellent work), a "check" (satisfactory), and a "minus" (unsatisfactory).
- September 1:
- Describe how Oedipus in Oedipus the King is a tragic figure.
- September 8:
- Compare Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" with Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." According to the criteria for tragedy as defined by Aristotle, which of these stories is more "tragic"?
- September 17:
- How is Faulkner's "Barn Burning" similar to Boyle's "Greasy Lake"?
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