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World Literature Paper Topics. IBS English 2012 Session. Topics. Min Sik Choi : Women’s role and treatment towards them in Oedipus the Rex and a Doll’s House Who are the women? What is the role that they play? Positive or negative? Women’s role as a wife---maintain the family

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world literature paper topics

World Literature Paper Topics

IBS English 2012 Session

topics
Topics
  • Min SikChoi: Women’s role and treatment towards them in Oedipus the Rex and a Doll’s House
    • Who are the women?
    • What is the role that they play? Positive or negative?
    • Women’s role as a wife---maintain the family
  • Tom Lee: How forms of plays, tragedy and comedy, apply to real life.
  • Robert Lee: How does the self consciousness of main characters of the plays influence ending?
topic
Topic
  • Tom Lee: How forms of plays, tragedy and comedy, apply to real life.
    • Which plays?
    • Though the situations are exaggerated, the characters’ reactions to suffering are realistic
    • How are the messages applicable to real life?
robert
Robert
  • How does the self consciousness of main characters of the plays influence ending?
    • Oedipus Rex & A Doll’s House
    • Characters are unaware of their identity
    • Both are in search of their identity
    • Knowing oneself is important because…
jessica lee
Jessica Lee
  • Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac v. Henrik Ibsen’s Nora Helmer: the sacrifices of one-sided love
    • Nora sacrifices herself; Cyrano sacrifices himself
    • Compare their sacrifices to show that …
    • What is the fruit of the sacrifice
    • What is the message of the writers
aaron
Aaron
  • Why did Henrik Ibsen choose Christmas week as a setting for the play “A Doll House”, and how does this effect Nora in the story?
slide7
Bing
  • The importance of minor characters in Oedipus Rex, A Doll’s House
      • Reveal information—messenger and shepherd reveal Oedipus’s past; maid tells Nora that children will be cared for
      • What does the use of minor characters suggest?
      • Explain the significant role of minor characters.
kwang e un
KwangEun
  • How do the female characters affect the outcome of the plays (Oedipus Rex, A Doll’s House, and Cyrano de Bergerac)
    • Influential role---to advance plot
    • Creates conflict
    • How they support the male characters?
    • Are they positive or negative portrayals?
ryota
Ryota:
  • How does plot structure develop a character’s identity.
    • A Doll’s House and Oedipus Rex
    • Plot---conflicts reveal the true identities of the characters---actions of the character reveal their true nature
    • Characters: Oedipus and Nora
allen
Allen
  • Symbolism in “A Doll’s House” and “Cyrano de Bergerac”
    • White plume: bravery, honor, pride, passion
    • Doll house: not real, lived as a “plaything”, puppet, under another’s control
    • Symbols reflect character
tommy
Tommy
  • How does the writer use tragedy to affect the character?
aaron1
Aaron
  • What is the role and the influence of Duenna and the maid (A Doll’s House)?
    • Explain the significance of each character to the plot, character development, or conflict
    • Relationship with the main characters
danny
Danny
  • Transition of love ---A Doll’s House and Cyrano de Bergerac
    • The changing nature of love
    • Revelations of truth of character
daniel
Daniel
  • How does the time period of the play affect the severity of the oppression of women?
    • Nora
    • Oedipus? ---How is Iocasta oppressed?