1. How does Gatsby represent the American dream? What does the novel have to say about the condition of the American dream in the 1920s?
2. Compare and contrast Gatsby and Tom. How are they alike? How are they different?
Essay: In what ways do the themes of dreams, wealth, and time relate to each other in the novel’s exploration of the idea of America?
Horses by Edwin Muir
This poem is about how that when Edwin was a small child his parents owned a farm and he would watch the horses. Thus, it is about a past memory which arises struggle and conflict inside the speaker’s mind between dark and light , good and evil as well as purity and experience. How far do you agree?
2. What is Hunting Snake about? Which other poem we have read can you compare it to?
How Does Sujata Bhatt feel about her mother tongue? Support your answer with the poem “Search for my Tongue”.
Find another poem by a different author that deals with the same subject. Explain the poem and analyse the language used.