Five Essay Prompts for Girls 2×2: ‘I Get Ideas’

Will Hannah ever be able to go back? (HBO)Girls 2x2: ‘I Get Ideas" />

Will Hannah ever be able to go back? (HBO)

These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Girls. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.

1. This episode is full of references to and images of babies: Elijah says Hannah has “thin skin, like a baby,” and Adam shows up in the middle of the night demanding milk. In a show that is certainly always marked by a focus on immaturity, why does this specific episode seem to want to turn its characters into babies? (And how might this relate to the fact that Lena Dunham’s real-life mother shows up in this episode?)