1997 Ap English Essays

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Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities.In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects upon the character, and its significance to the work.

Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities.In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects upon the character, and its significance to the work.

Do not base your essay on a work that you know about only from having seen a television or movie production of it. 1985A critic has said that one important measure of a superior work of literatureis its ability to produce in the reader a healthy confusion of pleasure anddisquietude.

Select a literary work that produces this healthy confusion.

Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose.

1977A character's attempt to recapture or to reject the past is important in many plays, novels, and poems.

1978Choose an implausible or strikingly unrealistic incident or character in a work of fiction or drama of recognized literary merit.

Write an essay that explains how the incident or character is related to the more realistic or plausible elements in the rest of the work. 1979Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognizedliterary merit who might, on the basis of the character’s actions alone, beconsidered evil or immoral.Write an essay about the opening scene of a drama or the first chapter of a novel in which you explain how it functions in this way.In your essay do not merely summarize the plot of the work you are discussing.1975B Unlike the novelist, the writer of a play does not use his own voice and only rarely uses a narrator's voice to guide the audience's responses to character and action.Select a play you have read and write an essay in which you explain the techniques the playwright uses to guide his audience's respnses to the central characters and the action.Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or, from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society.In a critical essay analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society.Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze the nature of the character s villainy and show how it enhances meaning in the work. 1984Select a line or so of poetry, or a moment or scene in a novel, epic poem, orplay that you find especially memorable.Write an essay in which you identify the line or the passage, explain its relationship to the work in which it is found, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness.1975 Although literary critics have tended to praise the unique in literary characterization, many authors have employed the stereotyped character successfully.Select a work of acknowledged literary merit and, in a well-written essay, show how the conventional or stereotyped character or characters function to achieve the author's purpose.

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