Class Consciousness

Stephen W. Potts

UCSD Spring 2017: LTWL 116 Second Test

LTWL 116: Adolescent Literature

Testing, Two . . .

Again, answer each question in 350-450 words. To receive full credit, you must use appropriate direct quotations from the texts.

  1. Although The Bell Jar has been interpreted through both Freudian and feminist critique, it can also be read as a classic study of clinical depression. What is the evidence?
  2. As a Bildungsroman, Song of Solomon portrays a journey of discovery for protagonist Milkman Dead. While this suggests the traditional “hero’s journey,” it also undercuts the archetypes by presenting them ambiguously. Show how.
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