1—Compare/contrast how Wharton in The House of Mirth and Hurston in Their Eyes Were Watching God employ a feminist perspective. Some things you might wish to consider: How do they offer critiques of patriarchal society? Where do they locate moral value? How and why do their female protagonists triumph, if indeed they do triumph? What meaning can you find in the fates of their female protagonists, and perhaps of significant male characters? (These are just suggestions; you don’t have to do all of them.)

Do not summarize the story, simply analyze quotations from the books to support your arguments. No outside sources allowed. Use quotes from the books to support your argument.