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Joseph's assignment


Joseph is a first-year English student. For his main essay in the subject, Joseph chose the following topic based on the novel, Wide Sargasso Sea.

Essay topic:

On Page 6 of Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette remembers "Our garden was large and beautiful as that garden in the Bible - the tree of life grew there. But it had gone wild. The paths were overgrown and a smell of dead flowers mixed with the fresh living smell".

Comment on the way in which descriptions of landscape and environment in the novel mark stages in the spiritual and psychological journey of the heroine.

  1. Look at the lecturer's expectations of the essay.
  2. Next read Joseph's essay as it was submitted.
    • How well do you think the essay responds to the topic?
    • Do you think the essay could be improved in any way?
  3. Now read the lecturer's comments about Joseph's essay.
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