American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Fantasy 3 short answer questions. 500 words on each topic.
3 topics, each is 500 words based on three different books.
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein– Landscape. How is landscape (real or imagined) important in fantasy literature? In your answer refer to one of the novels we have
discussed so far. How does landscape contribute to the emotions of the character, the setting of the action, or the tone of the work?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Quest or Journey. From any of the novels we have discussed so far, choose a character who goes on a quest or journey, and discuss the
purpose of the quest, the result of that quest, and lessons learned along the way. How does this quest embody the ideas of the fantasy quest that we have discussed so
Princess Bride by William Goldman – Love. Discuss the role that love plays in one of the novels we have discussed so far. In your answer you may consider the relation
of love to a quest, to a character’s purpose and backstory, or to the act of storytelling as a whole.
Relevance of the answer to the questions set.
Demonstrated understanding of key ideas, in terms of content and, where appropriate, style.
Demonstrated ability to engage closely with and critically analyse the language of literary texts.
Demonstrated ability to select and use relevant textual material—e.g. quotations, and/or evidenced sources, and to reference these correctly.
Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate a clear thesis or main idea in the introduction.
Demonstrated ability to construct coherent patterns of argument and to express ideas clearly and succinctly and in a logical sequence.
Demonstrated competency in using secondary material critically and to promote independent thinking on the assignment question.
Demonstrated ability to correctly structure an essay, paragraphs, and sentences and to write clearly and in a grammatically correct manner.
Demonstrated understanding of the subject matter of the unit.