1997 Ap English Essays

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1978Choose an implausible or strikingly unrealistic incident or character in a work of fiction or drama of recognized literary merit.Write an essay that explains how the incident or character is related to the more realistic or plausible elements in the rest of the work. 1979Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognizedliterary merit who might, on the basis of the character’s actions alone, beconsidered evil or immoral.

1978Choose an implausible or strikingly unrealistic incident or character in a work of fiction or drama of recognized literary merit.Write an essay that explains how the incident or character is related to the more realistic or plausible elements in the rest of the work. 1979Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognizedliterary merit who might, on the basis of the character’s actions alone, beconsidered evil or immoral.

You might consider the effect on the audience of things like setting, the use of comparable and contrasting characters, and the characters' responses to each other.

Support your argument with specific references to the play. 1976The conflict created when the will of an individual opposes the will of the majority is the recurring theme of many novels, plays, and essays.

Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose.

1977A character's attempt to recapture or to reject the past is important in many plays, novels, and poems.

Choose a work of literary merit that confronts the reader or audience with a scene or scenes of violence.

In a well-organized essay, explain how the scene or scenes contribute to the meaning of the complete work. 1983From a novel or play of literary merit, select an important character who is avillain.Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities.In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects upon the character, and its significance to the work.Choose a literary work in which a character views the past with such feelings as reverence, bitterness, or longing.Show with clear evidence from the work how the character's view of the past is used to develop a theme in the work.Do not base your essay on a work that you know about only from having seen a television or movie production of it. 1985A critic has said that one important measure of a superior work of literatureis its ability to produce in the reader a healthy confusion of pleasure anddisquietude.Select a literary work that produces this healthy confusion.Choose two works and show how the significance of their respective titles is developed through the author's use of devices such as contrast, repetition, allusion, and point of view.1972 In retrospect the reader often discovers that the first chapter of a novel or the opening scene of a drama introduces some of the major themes of the work.Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or, from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society.In a critical essay analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society.

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