American Literature

Write an analytical essay that considers in detail one of these accusations against roth and his book.

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral has been criticized from at least three points of view: (1) It has been called sexist in its portrayal of women characters. (2) It has been called racist in its depiction of the 1967 Newark riots and aftermath. (3) It has been called a trivialization of the 1960s protest movement against …

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What is rest?

In response to one of the prompts below, write an organized, well-developed essay with a thesis, an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion that supports its claim with specific material cited from the text. All internal citations, plus a works cited page, should be made according to MLA standards (shown below). Example: When Beowulf questions …

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Have these representations simply doubled down on ableist norms and assumptions?

This week, we turn our attention to Fantasy and Disability (Disability Studies is one of my areas of specialization!). My original plan for this week was to assign just the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. But then I learned AHS has left Netflix for Hulu, and I didn’t feel I could require …

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Consider characters, settings, plots, events, levels of violence, symbolism, etc. as you compare and contrast the story versions.

I will link the reading below and the movie can be watched on myflixer.to This just needs to be about 2 paragraphs 12 sentences each. “Read the 1812 version of “Rapunzel” written by the Grimm Brothers and found in the 2011 book titled Folk & Fairy Tales edited by Martin Hallett and Barbara Karasek and …

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