Jonathan Swift and Samuel Johnson
Oddly both assignments had to be presented at the same time. I chose this option for the second assignment:
“In Gulliver’s Travels and Johnson’s long poem, ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes’ – the authors are concerned to remove our illusions and to reveal the true character of our world. The methods and style, the manner in which they do this can be compared and contrasted – and their conclusion, arguably, are equally valid.”
Compare these two works, concentrating mainly of Gulliver’s Travels, Book IV and on several passages from “The Vanity of Human Wishes”.
This was called a well argued essay and better than the other one but still only got 15/20. I suspect he was being lenient on the first essay.