Compare two works—one in which the environment/setting is more obviously and expectedly Gothic, the other in which the environment/setting is less obviously and expectedly Gothic. Use this comparison to discuss the strategies and advantages of each approach in terms of overall effectiveness and artistic impact.
We discussed how the objective correlative is used in Ernest Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” but what about in another work covered in class?
Briefly discuss how DIALOGUE RELATIONSHIP (the tension and irony created by two interacting discourses) is used differently in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
Discuss how METATEXTUALITY plays an important role in one work covered in class so far.
Discuss how IRONY is utilized differently among the works of Jorge Luis Borges, O. Henry, and one other author covered in class so far.