EServants and Slaves in American Fiction
Word Count: 3000 words
1) Write an essay on the relationship between American ideals (such as personal freedom, individualism, and democracy) and domestic labour as depicted in any two of the texts covered in the module.
2) Examine the importance attributed to truth, lying, and evidence in any one of the texts studied.
3) Does the depiction of the mistress of the house differ depending on whether the central character of a text is a paid servant or a slave? Give reasons for your answer, focusing on any two of the texts covered in the module.