Answer 1 of the following:
2) Write an essay of no less than 1,500 words on one of the following:
a) How important is detailed description to nineteenth-century realism? Discuss how description is handled in at least three short stories by Verga and Serao.
b) How does Verga handle point of view in ‘Rosso Malpelo’ and ‘L’amante di Gramigna’?
c) Is Henry James correct in his observation that Matilde Serao is ‘a vivid painter [ . . .] of sensations and impressions’? Or do her strengths lie elsewhere, in your view?
Essays should be submitted by SafeAssign, and in hard copy to my postbox (D block, 3rd floor Newman Building)with a submission form (available on Brightspace), by 5 pm on Friday March 8th. Consult the School policy on plagiarism (on Brightspace) before beginning work on your assessment, and note that the submission form makes reference to plagiarism.