English 202
Essay Assignments

Due Dates

Here is the schedule (in a DOC file) for smaller homework assignments.


The instructions are the same for both essays:

Write a paper in which you discuss the relationship between one or more formal properties of the work and either the social context or the idea of “reality” in the book.

For example:

These questions are suggestions only. You may develop your own ideas about the works. The only restriction is that you must describe how the form of the book shapes our understanding of reality or of the social context (or both).

Points to bear in mind:

Guidance on writing:

The paper should be approximately 800 – 1,200 words (i.e. 3 – 4 pages double-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch margins).


Please follow these instructions carefully. It makes a big difference to me when I read your paper.