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1. â€œEdgar Allan Poe is one of those writers who try to terrify us about what is â€˜out thereâ€™, all the while making us aware of the terror â€˜withinâ€™.â€
Discuss with reference to any (or all) of the (3) set stories from the Edgar Allan Poe collection.
2. In his book The Lonely Voice, Frank Oâ€™Connor suggests the short story has been thought by some to be â€œat its most characteristicâ€ when it offers â€œan intense awareness of human lonelinessâ€(17-18, 19).
Discuss with reference to the ANY of the short stories we have studied.
3. Literary critic Jeremy Hawthorn has said of the short story form: â€œâ€¦a relatively short work can be given a complex unity through the use of means other than those involving the intricacies of plot development.â€ If â€œcomplex unityâ€ can be understood to mean the repeated structural and conceptual elements of a story, using symbolism and irony, then to what extent does Katherine Mansfield achieve that â€œcomplex unityâ€ in her short stories?
Discuss with reference to any (or all) of the set stories â€œBlissâ€ or â€œThe Canaryâ€ or the â€œThe Flyâ€.
4. The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison
â€œAll the time we knew that Maureen Peal was not the Enemy and not worthy of such hatred. The Thingto fear was the Thingthat made herbeautiful, and not us.â€ (Morrison 74)
What, in your view, does Morrison mean by â€œthe Thing?
The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison
Comment on the effectiveness of Pecolaâ€™s search for the â€˜bluest eyesâ€™ as a metaphor for the effects of racism.
Secondary sources: Set texts are primary sources. Writing about those primary texts by other scholars is considered a secondary source.
In this essay, you need to consult at least TWO secondary sources(in addition to your own response to the primary text/s) â€“ you may well consult more than that and can add them to your Works Cited.
You also need to incorporate as part of your discussion via the use quotation AT LEAST ONE of your secondary sources.Remember to reference your sources using MLA referencing style. There is a link to referencing styles on the ACU library website and there is a link to sample sheets using MLA style.http://www.acu.edu.au/library/.