UCSD Spring 2017: LTWL 116 Final Test
LTWL 116: Adolescent Literature
Testing, Three . . .
Again, answer each question in 350-450 words. To receive full credit, you must use appropriate direct quotations from the texts. Make sure your answers reflect not only the texts but the class discussions.
- The Joy Luck Club emphasizes the generational and cultural gap between the Chinese-raised mothers and the California-raised daughters. Choosing at least two of the families, show how the mother-daughter pairs are both different and alike. How does author Tan present a degree of reconciliation by the end of the book?
- In the conclusion of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, does the title character ultimately come across as a hero or a fool? Make your case. How does he prove himself to be like and unlike the other members of his immediate family (specifically, Lola and Beli)?