(2016 premidterm assignment)

Model Student Pre-midterm answers 2016 (Index)

Essay 2: Personal / professional research topic proposal

LITR 4368
Literature of the Future  

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Taylor Fraze

All in the Perspective

In my research portion of this assignment, I plan to look at different apocalyptic writings and how they approach the “end of the world”. I have thought about the different writings I will use and have made a decision to definitely use the Bible and Parable of the Sower (so far, it is my favorite text), and I have been sorting through more modern writings such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, as well as the Divergent trilogy. Though this may seem as just a summary of the course, I want to focus on how literature can give a true/false perspective of apocalyptic times, depending on an individual’s point of view. For example, for those that do not believe in The Bible, the words found in Revelation could seem absurd. My fear with this is that it is too large of a topic to tackle in the timeframe; with that, there is the chance that I will have to narrow in my topic or reduce my number of sources.