English Literature 19th Century.

D​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​evelop a 400-word composition discussing one of the topics listed for this period. Compose and format your work in MS Word, then copy and paste it under the topic you have chosen. 1 Interpreting Bartleby (Use this as your title.) Is this a critique of the failures of management in the business world? Or is it a charting of the downhill spiral of a deranged and perhaps psychotic individual? Or—do you have another interpretation of the story? 2 Ichabod Crane’s Well Stocked Imagination (Use this as your title.) Discuss two ways Ichabod Crane has a well-stocked imagination, and explain how these work together for an interpretation of the story. 3 A Double Interpretation (Use this as your title.) Citing one of the three Poe tales assigned for Week Four, clarify two (or three) possible interpretations. Mention details that support each interpretation. 4 Supernal Women (Use this as your title.) From Poe’s marriage to a beautiful cousin to Annabel Lee to the astonishing description of Ligeia, Poe ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​shows that he is obsessed with beautiful women. Madeline may fit this description, too. Explore the thematic importance of women in two Poe works. 5 Darkness and Dark Places (Use this as your title.) In Poe’s works we find a murder in the middle of the night, a dark mansion in a deep forest, a dark bedroom where the storyteller keeps his new bride, and a dark night when a corpse raids the world of the living. Investigate two or three stories where darkness dominates the setting, the character of a protagonist or narrator, or overall themes. 6 Compulsive Confessions (Use this as your title.) Poe’s narrators are compulsive users of alcohol and drugs. Can a case be made that his narrators are compulsive braggarts who cannot resist confessing? Sources to read. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) “The Tell-Tale Heart” “The Fall of the House of Usher” “The Masque of the Red Death” “Annabel Lee” “Ligeia” “The Black Cat” “The Cask of Amontillado” “The Masque of the Red ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​Death”

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