English and Literature


Answer TWO of the following essay questions (maximum length of 3 pages per answer. (doublespaced in 12-point font for a total of 6 pages).

1)Discuss the concept of the unreliable narrator in Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” and
Christopher Nolan’s “Memento.” How do these filmmakers use cinematic and narrative
techniques to undermine notions of objective truth and truth in storytelling

2) What is the “stream of consciousness” narrative technique? Describe how Virginia Woolf
uses stream of consciousness in “To the Lighthouse.” How does her narrative technique
mirror the themes of perception and alienation in her novel? Give examples

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