Write an essay (500 – 1000 words) relating the images of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge (1899) to the ideas and images in Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Garden of Forking Paths.”

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Write an essay (500 – 1000 words) relating the images of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and the Japanese Bridge (1899) to the ideas and images in Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Garden of Forking Paths.”

 

It is fine if the essay exceeds the word limits so long as the discussion is substantial.

 

All ideas and writing in the essay have to be your own work. No collaboration of any kind is allowed.

 

Any ideas or language from outside sources have to be thoroughly acknowledged at the place where they occur and in a list of Works Cited at the end of the essay.

 

References are not required but it is expected that the essay will include quotations from the text of the story.

 

You are free to determine the specific focus, thesis, or main ideas of your essay. It is expected you will identify the concerns and engage the ideas that may be most relevant to what you have learned during the semester and that demonstrate your understanding of the works and their relationships in terms of their possible meanings and messages.

 

You are welcome to engage any ideas or other works discussed this semester so long as they are relevant to the main task of connecting the painting and Borges’ story.

An image of the painting is attached here for your convenience.

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