**Note: YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE OR ADAPT A TOPIC FROM THE FIRST TOPIC SHEET. Several of the topics on that sheet can be reworked to apply to other texts we've read.
What follows are merely topics; you are responsible for creating an argument and making clear the overall importance of that argument rather than simply answering a question. You are encouraged to come up with your own paper topic as well, although if you do so, please check with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have your topic approved. All papers should give evidence of close reading of the text being discussed. If you are doing an alternative assignment, do check with me first.
In any case, DON'T TAKE ON TOO MUCH! Go for depth and detailed analysis rather than summary and survey.
Due midnight, Friday, 12/12/03.
Does the final chapter of Ulysses provide closure for the text?
What's the significance of the parrot in WSS? To what larger themes does the parrot connect?
Read "The Virtue of Disloyalty" (or another of Greene's essays): does
the essay provide a way of reading and understanding his fiction?