English 200:
Introduction to Literature

Section 21
Fall 1998
The University of Mississippi
Department of English

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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