ENG 494 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Enduring Themes in English Literature Updated
The paper focuses on a theme that has endured and helped to define English literature.
The paper traces the theme from the Romantic period to the 21st century.
The paper is built on one of the following themes:
What it means to be English
What it means to be British
What it means to be virtuous
The relationship between art and science
The relationship between art and politics
The relationship between the upper classes and other classes in British society
The beauty of nature and the land
How English history is portrayed in English literature
Relationships between men and women
The relationship between individual rights and freedoms and duty in Britain
Another theme approved by the instructor
The paper includes one literary work from each period to illustrate the chosen theme.
The paper explains the following:
Why the theme has endured
How the theme has changed from the Romantic period to the 21st century
How the theme has interacted with social forces
How the theme has shaped English literature
How the theme has been expressed
What has changed and what has endured
A prediction of how this theme will continue to change in the coming decades
The paper references at least eight sources to provide different interpretations of how the theme has evolved.