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?)