Paper 1

Length: (no less than) 500 words ~ (no more than) 600 words total, for both questions together. (roughly 250 words per page) Double-spaced.
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1. Write an analysis of the following 3 passages. First, analyze them separately and then connect your interpretation of each passage to one another. Your analysis should include and center around the concept of intersectionality of race/nationality, status/class, and gender. Please make sure you build your argument with your close readings of the details of the given passages. (approx. 250 words)

The gradually changing intensity of the firefrom strong flames in the depths of the furnace to weak sparks near the frontreminded Kyonghui of a melody played from one end of a piano to the other.Realizing that Siwol, intent on her work, wouldnt understand such pleasure, Kyonghui felt fortunate to have the ability, albeit limited, to enjoy the intricacies of aesthetic beauty

Im a woman, and I am a Korean womana woman shackled by Korean societys family conventions.following the Three Rules of Obedience.

Watching the scene, Kyonghuis mind suddenly emerged from its stupor. She shouted, Thats dog over there! Thats a flower, and thats a hen. Thats a pear tree. In this manner, Kyonghui began to call out the names of things as they came into view.. Then what is my name? Its human being! I really am a human being.

2. Write an analysis of the following 3 passages. First, analyze them separately and then connect your interpretation of each passage to one another. Your response should center around your analysis of the ways in which Pongyoms Mothers hardship and the various types of labor available for her are produced through the systematic alliance of colonial capitalism and patriarchal institution of family. Please make sure you build your argument with your close readings of the details of the given passages.
(approx. 250 words)

His attitude undeniably became cold after that first night. Still, the affection she felt for Pangdung seemed to take the form of an invisible bond that pulled her even closer to him.

In any case, if you made twelve to thirteen won a month, you could rent a room for Pong-yom and the baby. You could feed your baby cows milk and also come by from time to time and nurse it yourself. What other option is there?… Pong-yoms mother was happy, her heart fluttering just at the thought of being able to get a job that would pay.

Other people go around selling salt for the sake of their sons and daughters but in her case was there anyone she needed to work so hard to provide for?….When she finally came to the conclusion that it would be for her own survival, she felt a powerful sense of loneliness. But even if it was just for herself and no one else, if she didnt struggle to earn some money could she somehow expect someone to offer her as much as a spoonful of rice water?

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