Purpose: Our last stop to furthering our study of literature is drama and film. Drama quite literally comes from a Greek word meaning “action”. In plays, this action is meant to be demonstrated in front of a live audience and in film, the action progresses on a screen. Both follow the same types of rules as any story (plot, character, conflict, climax, resolution), except film can cinematically push more boundaries. We often get lost in the action and don’t notice the nuances of this type of literature, and that is why our next essay will be an analysis of drama or film; it will be a specific exploration of a select theme or significant symbolism associated with a particular theme.
Assignment: Develop the theme of rebelling against male oppression by analyzing the symbolism in Trifles (a murder mystery that is solved by housewives through their observation of what appears to be frivolous things) or A Doll’s House(a view of 19th century marriage, especially a woman’s place in it.) You can make a connection between the two but just choose ONE TO FOCUS ON.
Essays must be in MLA format – typed, double-spaced, 12-point font.
* Essays must be approximately 4 pages