Suggestions for World Literature Assignment #2
Following is a list of possible topics for your paper; you are not limited to these, but please get approval of a different or variant topic.
Assignment 2 A:
This assignment consists of a comparative study based on one world literature work studied in Part 1, Part 3 or Part 4 of the course, and one language A1 work chosen from any part of the course. Unlike assignment 1, this assignment MUST NOT BE BASED ON TWO WL works. The world literature work chosen for this assignment must not be one previously used for assignment 1.
Imaginative or Creative Assignment
This assignment consists of an imaginative or creative piece of writing. It may be based on a study of one world literature work, or on a combination of a world literature work and a language A1 work chosen from any part of the course. The world literature work chosen can be a work studied in Part 1, Part 3 or Part 4 of the syllabus but must not be one previously used for assignment 1. This assignment must be preceded by a statement of intent that will be included in the total number of words. The statement of intent is an essential part of this type of assignment and allows candidates to make explicit their perception of an author’s imagination, values and techniques. Here are some suggestions:
Comparison of critical approaches (such as Freudian and feminine)
Interior monologue of a key character
Add or insert a scene in the play.
Focus on a minor character
Compare minor characters in two works
Comparison of attitudes in two works, such as acceptance of one’s approaching death
Recurring motifs in a work
Commentary on author’s choice of title(s)
A further passage in the style of the author
Letter from a character to author, protesting some aspect of the character/play
An editorial defending the work to a censorship committee
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