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QUESTION A (at least 500 words) TO BE ANSWERED BY NUMBERS ENDING IN 0-4 AND DOATAP
A theorist of the English novel has argued thus: “Eighteenth-century travel writing is supposed to be in some ways a progressive form, eager to investigate, exploit new technologies, acquire fresh knowledge and experience, and seize new opportunities for wealth. It centres on enterprise, optimism and self-sufficiency—all Whig-like, middle-class, commercialist values. Gulliver’s Travels, by contrast, is an anti-progressive work . . . and not a seamless work like Defoe’s novels. . . . The Tory Swift, unlike the Whiggish Defoe, is not especially interested in individuals.” Elaborate on the theorist’s ideas about progress, optimism and individualism as they apply to Swift and Defoe. Think of specific scenes and incidents from Swift’s text and Defoe’s text (see the excerpt below, for instance) to make your case.
QUESTION B (at least 500 words). TO BE ANSWERED BY NUMBERS ENDING IN 5-9
Read the excerpt from Dickens’ novel below and contextualize it (say what specific plot or incidents it is referring to). Then compare it to D. H. Lawrence’s short story we have studied. Say what literary schools they belong to and WHY, and their differences and similarities in terms of point of view, techniques, symbolism, setting, etc. Explain also the worldviews they yield (pessimism, optimism, individuality, etc.) Refer to specific incidents or scenes from the two works.