Suggestion of Continental Literature

For 2020

  1. Discuss Metamorphosis as a cynical story.
  2. Discuss the theme of alienation in Metamorphosis.
  3. Consider Meursault as an existential hero. Show how Camus synthesizes will, morality, and freedom in the character of the hero The Stranger.
  4. Discuss Camus’ treatment of alienation in The Outsider.
  5. Discuss Meursault’s view of society.
  6. In Brecht’s play, the life of Mother Courage is plainly an open contradiction. Discuss.
  7. Discuss the structural irony in Mother Courage and Her Children.
  8. Discuss Mother Courage and Her Children as an anti-war play.
  9. Consider A Doll’s House as a modern tragedy.
  10. Discuss A Doll’s House as a play of social criticism.
  11. Discuss Crime and Punishment as a story of sin, suffering, and redemption.
  12. Discuss the use of imagery and symbolism in Crime and Punishment.
  13. Discuss Crime and Punishment as a psychological novel.