istics of a realist piece of literature include description of reality in comprehensive nuances, making characters more important than the action and plot, representing complex ethical choices, relating characters to nature, detailed description of the middle class and outlining plausible events.
3. In Notes from the Underground, Dostoyevsky is particularly interested in why human beings do things that they know will be harmful toward themselves. Explain how Dostoyevsky explored this idea through the actions of the narrator.
Dostoyevsky explored this idea by creating duality in his characters. For example, the underground man is obsessed with an officer and attacks him on the street. He also plans to confront Zverkov although he was sure enough that he would be attacked. This way, the writer is able to explore the idea of why people does things that they are aware will harm them.
At the beginning Nora is happy and she responds to Torvald excitedly but as the story advances she proves that she is an intelligent girl by securing a loan to save Torvald. She labors secretly to settle her debt but she was also willing to break the law to save her boyfriend’s health. This is what brings her problems because the society did not expect a woman to steal in her life.
The theme of this poem is the dream of escaping the congested streets of London to an island. This theme is developed by repetition as in “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” The repetition of sounds in this poem emphasizes his repeated wish to escape to a free area where tranquility reigns.
6. In Things Fall Apart, Achebe writes “Clearly [Okonkwo’s] personal god or chi was not made for great things. A man could not rise beyond the destiny of his chi” (131). Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
The statement made by Achebe that a man could not rise beyond the destiny of his chi is true with reference to Okonkwo. This is supported by the ultimate fall of Okonkwo regardless of his