Monday, February 21, 2011

Final paper for April 2011

English IV and AP
Final paper 2011

Reading List

AP students: Select a novel from the list below for independent reading during the month of April. With approval, you may also consider a novel from the second list below. Also, locate three critical analyses of the novel (Mr. Thommen has some excellent sources). Write a paper of 1500-2000 words (5-7 pages) developing in some depth one key aspect of the novel’s meaning, using both direct quotations from the novel and your 3 outside sources. You must bring five typed pages to class Monday, April 25. Papers are due Wednesday, April 27, both hard copy and

Handmaid’s Tale or Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood
Emma, Jane Austen
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevski

Middlemarch, George Eliot

Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding
A Passage to India, E.M. Forster

The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
Obasan, Joy Kogawa
Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence

Cry the Beloved Country, Alan Paton
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Mrs. Dalloway or Orlando, Virginia Woolf

English IV students: Select EITHER one of the novels from the list above, or one from the suggested reading list from last summer (reprinted below, with a few overlaps to the list above). Your assignment is to write a paper of 3-4 pages, with the same due dates as the assignment above, but without the required research component.

Richard Adams, Watership Down (1972)

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (1986) (F)

Pat Barker, Regeneration (1991) (H)

Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (1962) (F)

A.S. Byatt, Possession (1990)

Peter Carey, The True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) (H)

Roddy Doyle, The Van (1991)

Nadine Gordimer, July’s People (1981)

Graham Greene, The Quiet American (1955)

George Hagen, Tom Bedlam (2007) (H)

Nick Hornby, High Fidelity (1995)

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932) (F)

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (1989) (H)

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (1942)

Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (2009) (H)

Yann Martel, Life of Pi (2002)

Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001) (H)

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance (1995) (H)

Patrick O’Brian, Master and Commander (1969) (H)

Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (1992) (H)

George Orwell, 1984 (1949) (F)

Graham Swift, Waterland (1983)

Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger (1992) (H) or Morality Play (1995) (H)