11. What was the conflict driving the conversation? Can you state it in one sentence?
22. You said, 'Can't live with you, can't live without you.' Was that an instance of irony, paradox or cliché? Explain.
33. Metaphors contribute colour and complexity to language use. For example, while every human being has an asshole, one can't literally be an asshole, yet the word was used as if this were so. How did this metaphor add to the conversation?
4] Long Day's Journey into Night: a modern American tragedy based on the playwright's family history: a morphine-addicted mother, alcoholic father, and their two sons, one an unemployed alcoholic, the other an alcoholic tubercular playwright. Back to Line
6] Melville's Bartleby: a miserable, do-nothing scrivener at a law office in Herman Melville's classic short story (1853). Back to Line
16] The Glass Menagerie: Tennessee Williams' play about an aging Southern belle, abandoned by her husband, left to bring up two ne'er-do-well children, Laura (a cripple) and Tom (a would-be writer). Back to Line