is a list of the topic options for the first essay. You need to pick only one of these topics and develop it
fully into a five to eight (3-5) page essay.
This essay accounts for 25% of
your total grade in the course. Below are a few things to keep in mind when
you are writing this essay:
Bradbury’s short story, “There Will Come Soft Rains” was written at the
beginning of the Cold War. Using evidence from the text, explain how the
technological race of the 1950s, the paranoia brought on by McCarthyism, and
the fear of nuclear fallout play into the story?
“Speech Sounds,” Octavia Butler writes about a world where a disease that robs
people of the ability to use language (both written and verbal) to communicate.
As a result, society collapses and the world becomes a violent place where
people fear their neighbors and hate anyone who has better communication skills
than them. However, some characters in the story are able to transcend their
violent tendencies and connect with each other over their mutual losses. What
role does the ability to communicate play in the story? What about empathy? In
your opinion, which one is more important to the resolution of the story?
determined by chromosomes) and gender (as an identity imposed by society based
on a person’s biology) both play a very
important part in Robert Heinlein’s “All
You Zombies.” How does Heinlein deal with both? Are they interchangeable in the
story, or does gender and sex affect the main character and his/her sense of
identity? How does gender define the way s/he can live in her/his society? What
do you think Pop’s observation “you can’t resist seducing yourself” mean?
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