The Machine in the Garden; Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Leo Marx
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What form of art had reached a peak in Thomas Jefferson's time?

2. What is a consequence of the sentimental pastoral ideal?

3. Where was Hawthorne when he wrote the piece Marx analyzed?

4. What is the third stage of life that Marx describes through Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'?

5. When was that work written, which Barlowe likely influenced--and which also influenced Shakespeare in its description of a pastoral paradise?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did colonists see America?

2. How did Ralph Waldo Emerson see nature?

3. What ideal does the conclusion to Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' suggest, in Marx's interpretation?

4. What does fire symbolize in Hawthorne's 'The Unpardonable Sin'?

5. What is the purpose of an epilogue?

6. How did the pastoral ideal redeem the horrors of industrialism?

7. How developed was the land at the end of the 18th century?

8. How does Shakespeare demonstrate the impossibility of the pastoral ideal?

9. How would you characterize Marx's own view about pastoralism?

10. What critique did Carlyle make of industrialism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Utopia means 'the good place' and 'no place'. How does this paradox relate to the pastoral ideal? Is pastoralism ultimately Utopian? What are the differences between Utopianism and pastoralism?

Essay Topic 2

What part of human nature are people like Shakespeare's Gonzalo or Thoreau or Huckleberry Finn trying to escape from in nature? Where in pastoral literature is that trait accounted for?

Essay Topic 3

Is pastoralism a state of tension between nature and family on one hand and civilization on the other--is it something open-ended and eternal--or is it a goal, a way of life that can be lived if the right balances can be struck? What forces tend toward that balance? What forces tend to disturb or prevent it?

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