In most of the readings in the middle three weeks of this course, we see characters or writers contemplating what the future may hold for themselves, others, or for society as a whole. In your exam, use at least three specific examples from assigned texts to show how we see a discussion of an individual’s or character’s future or the future in a broad sense being discussed (and your three examples cannot use the same author twice—for example, you cannot use both essays by Ramabai or more than one poem by Yeats and count them as two of the three examples). What kind of future is being represented? An optimistic future? A pessimistic future? Based on the discussion, does it suggest we have control of our own future? Or are we at the mercy of fate? What do these examples suggest about how human beings face the future and what we can do to influence our future or prepare ourselves for what is to come?