There is also a Dropbox for your first and second portfolios, and for your essay.
Here are some suggestions for topics for your research paper (3500-4000 words, due as an e-mail attachment by November 28th (30%)). You might want to do a variation on one of the ones listed here.
A 2-page outline of what you propose to write your term paper on, due as an e-mail attachment by October 17th.
You should sketch how your argument is going to go, and what sources you have lined up. Describe and discuss the rise and fall of the idea that there was an original “mother tongue”, the ancestor of all the world’s languages.
Give examples of characters and events that contribute to Winstons final self−betrayal.
Make it clear that these examples intensify the novels overall mood of loneliness and a satire on totalitarian states such as Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia and a warning to the West is one of the commonly accepted interpretations of the novel.
Analyze the views of the novel’s characters on sex and intimate life in your essay.
Technologies play a big role in the lives of the novel’s characters.
Keeping in mind that for most of Winston’s time at the Ministry of Love, he does not know what he will find in Room 101, what role does that uncertainty play in making Room 101 frightening?
Does the cage of rats break Winston’s spirit, or does it merely play a symbolic role?