literature

Assignment 3: Past and Future 
OR 
Free Will 
RESPOND TO ONE OF THE ASSIGNMENTS BELOW.

NO LATE PAPERS ALLOWED.

Choice A: Write a one and a half (1.5) page paper with a clear thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion that supports OR refutes the idea that the past informs our future. Why did Dickens choose ghosts to represent the past in A Christmas Carol? Are those who forget history really doomed to repeat it? Do events from decades, centuries, or millennia past matter to the present and future? Make sure that you include the signal phrase (title of text and full name of author) in your opening paragraph, and that you directly reference the text with at least one quote, properly formatted for MLA.
Choice B: Write a one and a half (1.5) page paper with a clear thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion that answers the following question: In Notes from the Underground, Dostoyevsky offers a portrait of a man who seems bent on proving his opinions on the rigidity of rational thought versus the open-ended world of free will, even if that freedom of choice means that he is also entiled to self-destructive action. Write a short paper in which you consider whether the Underground Man is cursed by his own intellect. Make sure that you include the signal phrase (title of text and full name of author) in your opening paragraph, and that you directly reference the text with at least one quote, properly formatted for MLA.

DRAW SPECIFICALLY FROM THE TEXTS. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. DO NOT REFERENCE OUTSIDE SOURCES (Google, Wikipedia, student guides, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. 
USE STANDARD MLA HEADING (see MLA Style Sheet under “Class Information”), CREATE YOUR OWN TITLE FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT, AND DOUBLE-SPACE ALL WRITING.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy using Moodle.