The Modern Age
A Changing Society
In a brief response, explain how society has changed in the Modern Age. Consider: the role of the wealthy in society, the fact that “civilization is just a veneer,” how women are changing in the period, and how the upper and lower classes are changing their roles.
John Edgell Rickword
In a brief response, compare and contrast the imagery, structure, and sound devices of “The Rear-Guard” and “Dulce et Decorum Est.” Use the traditional format for analyzing a poem to complete the assignment. Are the imagery, structure, and sound devices effective? If not, how can they be improved?
The Place of Women in a Modern World
In a brief response, make some predictions about the future. For example, place Laura 25 years into the future. What will she embrace about her life? What will she have accepted or rejected about her family’s lifestyle? What type of husband will she marry? How will she relate to her own children? Or, what would happen if Louise Mallard lived another 25 years with her husband?