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"It is man's folly, as it is perhaps a sign of his spiritual aspirations, that he is forever scrutinizing and redefining himself. A mole, so far as we can determine, is content with its dim world below the grass roots, a snow leopard with being what he is -- a drifting ghost in a blizzard. Man, by contrast, is marked by a restless inner eye, which, in periods of social violence, such as characterize our age, grows clouded with anxiety."
-- Loren Eiseley, The Unexpected Universe
Permission to Publish
Course Bonus Points
This semester's novel: Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward
Major Paper Assignments and Samples:
Novels from Previous Semesters:
Kate Chopin's The Awakening
Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground
Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
Sir Thomas More's Utopia
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A man mistook an insane asylum for a college. When his error was pointed out to him he said to the attendant, "Well, I don't suppose there's much difference."
"There's a big difference, Mister," said the attendant. "Here you have to show improvement before you get out."