Archive for September 15th, 2010

Voyage to Laputa

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Be finished with Book 3, voyage to Laputa, etc. by Friday, September 17.
Notice the changes you see in Gulliver here.
Many critics have noted, disparagingly, that Book 3 doesn’t follow the tight and elegant pattern of the other three books. That being said, can you defend Swift’s strategy here? In what way do […]

A Letter to Saddam Hussein

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Mary Ewald’s Letter to Saddam Hussein
It’s hard to imagine a more difficult challenge than trying to talk and absolute dictator into freeing a prisoner.
But Mary Ewald was up to the challenge.
Read her letter, and note and explain the strategies Mary uses to make her case.
Pass in a finished essay on Monday, September 20 and a […]