Part 1: must be 500 words, does not have to have references and quotes may be apart of word count.
Both “The Dead” and “Araby” conclude with epiphanies—sudden realizations that the main characters have about their situations. Both epiphanies are soul-crushing. How? What does each character realize about his life/situation that is so sad and awful?
Part 2: must be 500 words, does not have to have references and quotes may be apart of word count.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” is Thomas’ most famous poem, and is commonly thought to be a poem to his father upon his father’s approaching death, in which he encourages his father to resist. What are three of the reasons he cites why men “rage against the dying of the light,” and why would those reasons cause those men to resist?