Eng 203 Final Exam
Identify and Discuss briefly: (5 pts
each - define terms showing extensive evidence from
texts. To receive full credit you need to show that you have read the texts
paradigm of the barn in “Barn Burning” using “signifiers”
in “A Rose for Emily” (How is it different than a metaphor?)
- “injury” to the rug in “Barn Burning.” What is the
figure of speech? Its use or meaning in this story?
of “invisible” in “Battle Royal.” Describe the “battle royal” giving
and symbolic interpretations of the stick in “Young Goodman Brown”
Brown as an O’Connor protagonist – what kind of grace does he need?
Realism in “The Gospel According to Saint Mark.” (Use Liberation Theology
and Bad Faith)
in “The Prodigal Son”
signifier of the child in the basement in “Omelas”
and in our world.
as a positive concept in “A Clean, Well-lighted Place.”How is the old
waiter like Phoenix in the Welty’s A Warn Path?
in “Araby.” (Use point of view)
are the different signifieds in “All work and no
play make Jack a dull boy” in Joyce and Kubrick?
- Gynocriticism in Kate Chopin. Define the term and then
explain the various signifiers in “The Storm,” “Story of An Hour,
and Alice Walker’s “Quiltmaking.” (10pts)
in “Metamorphosis.” Define the concept of “Existence precedes
essence. How is Gregor Samsa
guilty of bad faith (define “bad faith” and use “authentic” to help)? Then
show how he is a victim of the absurd condition in society. How is “guilt”
comparable to existential “absurd?” (20pts).
Realism. Define the term. How does Marquez story expose capitalist
ideology? Whose culture is being erased? (20pts)
in the concept of writing. What do we learn? Name two characters from any
story that you read who would benefit from this deconstruction. Explain.
in the Flannery O’Connor Stories. Define Jansenism and show how the
concept s of baptism and grace might be used to talk about her stories.
in Kubrick’s The Shining. Define “la
mode retro,” “consumerism (in postmodern terms), and reification. Then
apply these concepts to the film (be specific with cinema devices).
Include differences in the novel to support your answer, especially the
endings of each work. (40pts)
of your career from the articles you read in journals. Pick one article to
talk about. What disciplines are necessary for your work? What skills
learned in this course are useful? Name at least
2 specific reading skills.