British Literature

| December 19, 2015

Your answer should address two works from the class in detail and attend to specific textual episodes from the two works under discussion.

1. Discuss the interplay between inside and outside physical spaces—e.g. rooms, gardens, wildernesses, etc.—in Mansfield Park and one

other work we have read.

2. “He mixing with his proper sphere.” How close do works we have read confuse the distinctions between “high” and “low” spheres?

We have read

Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century

Waller, “On St. James’s Park, As Lately Improved by His Majesty”
Dryden, “Absalom and Achitophel”; Amboyna
Etherege, The Man of Mode
Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Swift, Gulliver’s Travels; “The Lady’s Dressing Room”
Pope, “Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot”

Later Eighteenth Century and Romantic Age

Sheridan, The School for Scandal
Cowper, From The Task
Austen, Mansfield Park
Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, Shelley

Victorian Period

E.B. Browning, “The Cry of the Children”
Tennyson, In Memoriam
Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Eliot, Felix Holt

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