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Write at least at least four pages on ONE of the following topics. Before beginning to write this essay, review the grading standards for themes posted on the course WebCT site, keeping in mind the main points: you should write an introduction that establishes your topic and states your thesis, that you should develop the thesis in an organized manner, and that you should support your points through interpretations of specific details in the text…

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In general, editing and writing style will count for half of the grade of the paper.
Theme 2 will not be a research paper. You should not make use at any time of secondary critical sources. The theme will be worth twice as much as Theme 2 because it should be longer than the first theme and it should interpret as much of the relevant details as possible. This analysis should be more thorough and thoughtful than the first paper.
Do you see Desdemona as a moral heroine or as a victim of the violent repression of women under patriarchy, wherein women have come to acquiesce in their own submissiveness and regard it as noble rather than weak Your interpretation should skim over her earlier appearances in Acts 1 and 2 and focus on her reactions to Othello's jealousy in Acts 3, 4, and 5. Examine carefully all her remarks and work in interpretations of as many as you can.
Every society has its share of tyrants and victims. No matter what kind of society it is or what the circumstances are, there will always be those who are subdued by others. In a patriarchal society, women are largely the oppressed. They are expected to absorb a code of values set down by men. This state of affairs is reflected in literature. ...
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