Choose one of the following four topics to write a thesis of 1000 words or so.
- James Joyce
James Joyce employs epiphany a lot in his short stories. In “The Dead”, the whole story happens within one night. How does Joyce handle chronology to prepare the protagonist’s final epiphany? What is his epiphany about? Analyze the process of the protagonist’s illusion to disillusionment. Use external sources as necessary.
- D. H. Lawrence
In “Tickets, Please”, what does D. H. Lawrence think of the importance of reason or rational thought? Why? What is your opinion? Use external sources as necessary.
Regarding the tragedy Hamlet and the comedy A midsummer Night’s dream, the theme of love is obvious. Please analyze the similarities and differences of love in the two works. Use external sources as necessary. You are also encouraged to use the theories learned in this course.
- Samuel Beckett
In Krapp’s Last Tape, time, memory, emptiness and solitude are the main themes. Could you please choose one of them to analyze? Use external sources as necessary. You are also encouraged to use the theories learned in this course.