Seminar #3 (Romanticism & Realism, Brontė, Flaubert)
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DUE: See REVISED ENG 109 Course Plan

To earn full points for Seminar #3, you must:

  1. Submit complete Seminar #3 Written Preparation Notes, which be collected at the end of class on the date due; and
  2. be in class to engage in Seminar #3 In-Class Participation, summaries of which will be recorded in an in-class Seminar #3  Group Report to be collected at the end of class on the due date.  (Be sure to make/save/retain a personal copy of your Seminar #3 Written Preparation Notes!)

Seminar #3 Topics - Content Requirements for Written Prep. Notes - Please do all three parts!

Part 1.  Emily Brontė’s  Wuthering Heights
Respond to one of the numbered sets of Discussion Questions given in the Wuthering Heights Study (Reading) Guide.  Illustrate your points with well-selected specific passages from the novel.  When you summarize, paraphrase or quote from Wuthering Heights, please follow with a parenthetical citation including both page and chapter number, as in the following example:

Although Catherine plans to marry Edgar Linton, her attachment to Heathcliff is much deeper.  “My love for Linton is like the foliage of the woods.  Time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees.  My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath—a source of little visible delight, but necessary.  Nelly, I am Heathcliff . . .” (Brontė 726; ch. 9).

See Wuthering Heights Study (Reading) Guide (Eng 109 Handout)

Part 2.  Gustave Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart”
After reading “A Simple Heart,” read “Critical Views of ‘A Simple Heart’” (Eng 109 paper handout).  Identify and cite two or three points made in the critical interpretations that you found valuable in helping you better understand Flaubert’s short story.  Be prepared to explain why you found the selected points valuable.
Part 3.  Romanticism & Realism in Wuthering Heights and “A Simple Heart”

--Identify and briefly explain two significant Romantic elements represented in Wuthering Heights.  Please cite the source of the Romantic elements you select. Illustrate each of the two identified Romanticist characteristics by citing well-selected examples from Bronte’s novel (please cite both page & chapter numbers).

--Identify and briefly explain two characteristics of 19th-Century Literary Realism you find represented in Gustave Flaubert’s short story “A Simple Heart.” Please cite the source of the Realist characteristics you select. Illustrate each of the two identified Realist characteristics by citing well-selected examples from Flaubert’s short story (and please cite page number).

See “Romanticism & Realism in Emily Brontė’s Wuthering Heights and Characteristics of 19th-Century Literary Realism” (Eng 109 handout)

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