Choose one of the following topics. Each topic for one essay.
1 Discuss the use of humor in Jurekk Becker’ NOVEL Jakob the Liar and analyze the function.
2 Compare and contrast the treatment of heroism in the two FILM adaptations (Jakob the Liar 1975 East German version and 1999 Hollywood version) . What kind of heroism is depicted and what might account for the different approaches?
3 Choose one of the two FILM daptations ( 1975 version and 1999 version). Write a review that analyzes the FILM’s strengths and/or weaknesses, and determine wherher it does justice to the NOVEL that it is based on.