Write a 400-500 word argument in response to the following prompt:
Discuss the way focusing on social class might change how you read “Man Descending.”
As you write, you might want to consider Ed’s feelings about his social position in comparison to the social positions of his wife and the other guests at the party.
You may also think about how language creates meaning within the text.
Remember that an argument about literature presents a unified point about the text and supports its position with carefully-chosen and thoroughly-explained evidence from the text. Remember, too, that and academic argument offers a thesis with which with a reasonable person might disagree.