T.S. Eliot’s ” The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Virginia Woolfs’ ” The new Dress
– Both Prufrock and Mabel experience intense social anxiety. Using textual evidence, compare and contrast what you believe to be the source(s) of the anxiety for each character as well as how each character copes with this social anxiety. Does either character triumph over this anxiety? Does he/she succumb to it?
– Do you see any similarities between ether of these protagonists and previous protagonists from this course? Choose either Prufrock or Mabel and a previous protagonist from the course: focusing on the course’s theme and using textual evidence, discuss the ways in which the two characters you have chosen shed new light on how one might define "winners" and "losers."