Instructions: Develop an essay of 750-1,000 words. Be sure to argue a particular point of view in your essay (your thesis) and cite varied examples from the readings in MLA format in order to support your perspective. Include a works cited page. Additional MLA information can be found in the week’s readings. Please submit your essay to the assignment section of the course. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.
Up to this point we have discussed two literary movements, the Romantic period and the Victorian era. You will select one era and in partial fulfillment of Course Objective 4, you will discuss a literary movement in connection with one of our assigned readings.
Select one of the following topics as the focus for your essay:
1. Discuss Wordsworth’s depiction of nature and how this relates to the Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads
2. Identify and discuss elements of nature in one of the assigned poems by Coleridge and explain how they relate to the Romantic movement.
3. Discuss the problem of love in Wuthering Heights and how it fits with relevant elements of Victorian literature.
4. Discuss the symbolic significance of the various settings in Wuthering Heights, particularly Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange and the moors, in connection with relevant elements of Victorian literature.