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FACULTY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES


A230A: Reading and Studying Literature
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Content

Language
and
Organiza
tion

Earned Mark

Although it is considered a period of enlightenment in science and arts, the


Renaissance seems intolerant when it comes to integration and acceptance

of the Other. This attitude is evident in Othello and Candide, two of the
periods works, which reflect the Eurocentricity of the era. Discuss how both
literary works approach the concept of the self and the other, in terms of
sex, religion and ethnicity. Discuss the depiction of the European society in
Venice and along the journey of Candide in comparison with African and
Asian societies. Finally, do you consider Shakespeare and Voltaire racists and
bigots or just honest reporters on the situation of society at that time? With
their tragic and open endings, do you think both works aimed to criticize and
change or were they just a wakeup call? In your opinion, what would be a
more effective and instructive ending of both works?

:Important guidelines
.Use of E-library is a credit to your essay. Make sure the sources are academic .1
Divide your articles into five paragraphs and discuss each question in a separate paragraph .2
.with examples and quotations from the novel
.The word count should range from 1500-2000 words .3
Revise the final document before submitting your TMA to avoid typos and grammatical .4
.mistakes
.Use the MLA style of documentation .5
Make sure that you include the official TMA cover. Do not include the question or marking .6
.grid in your soft document
:Helpful sources
.Fiedler, L.A. (1973) The Stranger in Shakespeare, St Albans, Paladin .1
.Loomba, A. (2002) Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism, Oxford, Oxford University Press .2
Greenblatt, S. (1980) Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare, Chicago, .3
.University of Chicago Press
Voltaire (2005 [1759]) Candide, or Optimism (trans. And ed. T. Cuffe, with an introduction by .4
.M. Wood), Harmondsworth, Penguin
Cooper, A. A., Third Earl of Shaftesbury (2001 [1711]) Characteristics of Men, Manners, .5
.Opinions, Times (ed. D.D. UYL), 3 vol, New York, Liberty Fund
..6
http://www.academia.edu/8053314/Candide_Thoughts_of_Voltaire_on_Optimism_Philosophy_a
_nd_The_Other

Marking Descriptor
LANGUAGE & ORGANIZATION

CONTENT

GRAD
E

- Has an introduction defining plan of


essay.
- Body divided into several paragraphs
- Conclusion which directly relates
arguments to topic.
- Evidence that essay has been edited.
- Error-free grammar & register.
- Wide range of specialized
terminology.
- Consistent in-text citation and form
of referencing
- First four criteria above maintained
- Demonstrates extensive grammar
control.
- Terminology specialized but
less
varied.
- Minor Inconsistency in in-text
citation and referencing

Excellent answers showing confident


and wide-ranging knowledge of core
material, good understanding of any
relevant theory, and a capacity to
address the question in a structural,
direct and effective way, thoughtfully
and with insight. Originality of
thought or ideas from outside the
course are an added asset. Examples
are to the point.

Very good answers showing secure


knowledge of course materials.
Adopting an analytical approach and
providing
relevant
discussion
covering most of the key issues.
Distinguished from A answers by
being less insightful or by showing
less comprehensive knowledge of the
course.
- Introduction and/or conclusion short Competent
answers
reflecting
but still satisfactory.
adequate knowledge of the more
- Evidence of editing.
directly relevant course material and
- Less grammar control than above.
concepts, with reasonable structure
- Good range of specialized and adequate coherence related to the
terminology.
question set.
- Inconsistent in in-text citation and
referencing
- Introduction and/or conclusion short Answers
which
omit
some
but acceptable.
concepts /evidence and/or lack
- no evidence of editing.
coherence /structure, and/or make
- Few grammatical errors that impede minor errors while still demonstrating
communication.
basic understanding. Or Bare pass
- Above average range of specialized answers which show awareness of
terminology.
some relevant material and attempt to
- Slightly confused introduction and/or relate it to the question.
conclusion, but body still fair.
- No evidence of editing.
- Some error types that impede
communication.
- Fair range of specialized terminology.
- Inaccurate in-text citation and
referencing
- No introduction and /or no Answers which attempt to draw upon
conclusion.
relevant material but do not reflect
- Body badly organized or irrelevant.
sufficient knowledge of the course

A
(18-20)

+B to B
(16-17)

+C to C
(14-15)

(10-13)

F
Below

- Poor grammar control (extremely


limited range of grammar & register).
- Limited or not specialized range of
terminology.
- No in-text citations and no
referencing

and/or neglect the focus required by


the question, and/or are incomplete in
some important aspects whilst being
acceptable in others.

10