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I have to finish this by the time school starts and I have been stressing over it all summer. Any takers? I need help and I need it fast! I am on Chapter 13 and I am stuck on it right now. It would be great if anyone could help me. Its not cheating. I talked to my teacher and she said using online sources and asking friends for help is acceptable. So come on online sources and friends. Please help me out on this one! Please! BTW, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is by Thomas C Foster.

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I'm on Chapter 15 now. Here's the question: Select a literary work in which flight signifies escape or freedom.
Chapter 18: Think of a baptism scene from a significant literary work. How was the character different after the experience?
interesting stuff, I'm not sure what the question is? Just titles of books? Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov has flying in it. You really ought to read it though, it is funny as hell!! (that is a joke, as it also involves Satan visiting the Soviet Union during the pre-Stalin era [although it's lurking] and the sort of wierd social interactions, turning commissars into pigs, etc...)

PS, while M&M is a **VERY** funny book, it may be "nonstandard" for a high school lit project, in which case it will "fly" off your paper as a book that was "obtained" rather than read, although in terms of studying literature, I think it can be useful to know of books that you may not have read, although in my case it may have led to a mild case of book-hoarding of books I'd like to read but haven't gotten around to reading?
Ok, here are my suggestions, and please realize I come from a previous generation.

Select a literary work in which flight signifies escape or freedom.

I don't take flight literally, so I suggest Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Think of a baptism scene from a significant literary work.

And again, I don't take baptism literally as a christian ceremony, so I suggest Carlos Castenada, The Teachings of Don Juan.

Both of these are available on the shelves of my local public library.
Thanks you guys. I worked on this project from 2:30 yesterday until 10:30. Yep, pretty much a whole work day.
My next question:
Chapter 20: Figure out Harry Potter's scar. If you arent familiar with Harry Potter, select another character with a physical imperfection and analyze its implications for characterization.
Chapter 21: Recall 2 characters who died of a disease in a literary work. Discuss the effectiveness of the death as related to plot, theme, or symbolism.

This can be from movies or short stories. This is only a freshmen level. I am kinda familiar with HP, but its been a long time since I have seen the movies and havent really kept up with it. For Ch21 I was thinking my sisters keeper and I dont know what else. Thanks again!
Hahaha a question about Harry Potter? Too funny!

For number 21: I'm not sure if you are at all familiar with Wuthering Heights (I'm sure you will read it sometime in high school, though!) Catherine becomes mysteriously ill for months (finally dying after giving birth to her child Cathy) and her death acts as a catalyst for Heathcliff's (her childhood friend/jilted love interest) descent into complete evil and madness. She also haunts Heathcliff up until his death, and there is an iconic scene at the beginning of the book where the narrator (Lockwood) is staying at Wuthering Heights and he sees Catherine's ghost trying to sneak into the house, and it really sets the dark, gothic tone of the novel.

Haha, this all probably sounds like crazy-talk and WH is just crazy in general, but hopefully this helped? Wuthering Heights is one of those classics that can be used for nearly any literature related question though. =)
Oh come on now. This here is a diabetes forum. For 21, how about Terms of Endearment. It was written by Larry McMurtry. The main character Emma dies of complications of diabetes.
[even before I was dx'ed w/ diabetes, I was not ever a fan of books about people with diseases. History books, eg, "The Black Death" about diseases are ok, not novels though!]
Haha! Too funny :) I'm gonna have to read that one!
Heres another Im having trouble with.
Interlude: Write your own definition for archetype. Then identify an archetype story and apply it to a literary wrk (or movie) with which you are familiar.
LOL, we can't write "your own definition of archetype"? The questions are interesting. I wish I was in school!
pssshhhh! Yeah right! :)
I seem to remember the word archetype recurring over and over again in discussions of Melville's Billy Budd in college lit classes. Billy Budd is the archetype. If I recall, it's a fairly short book and a quick read.

The idea goes back to Plato and Socrates. Look up the story of the cave, in it the shadows are what we see but they are cast by figures which cannot be seen but which are the archetypes.This story is a quick read and is the source of the idea of archetype.

Agree with acidrock these questions are fun, but I'm glad I'm not being graded on my answers:)




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