Choose ONE of the following AP Exam “open questions” (from past AP exams) and answer it usingAtonementin a clear, well-organized essay.
1971 AP QUESTION: The significance of a title such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is so easy to discover. However, in other works (for example, Measure for Measure) the full significance of the title becomes apparent to the reader only gradually. Select a literary work of merit (like, say, Atonement !!) and show how the significance of its title is developed through the authors’ use of devices such as contrast, repetition, allusion, and point of view.
in every sense; significant closure may require the reader to abide with or adjust to ambiguity and uncertainty. In an argumentative essay, discuss the ending of a novel or play of acknowledged literary merit (yep, Atonement!!). Explain precisely how and why the ending appropriately or inappropriately concludes the work. Do not merely summarize the plot.
1985 AP QUESTION: A critic has said that one important measure of a superior work of literature is its ability to produce in the reader a healthy confusion of pleasure and disquietude.
Select a literary work that produces this “healthy confusion” (i.e. Atonement ). Write an essay in which you explain the sources of the “pleasure and disquietude” experienced by readers of the work.