These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Girls. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from Episode 6 (‘The Return’) only, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. #2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and example responses.
1. At home in Michigan, Hannah denies her physical needs to her parents, declaring, “I said I wasn’t hungry. You don’t know about me.” But in a private moment, she binges on food. Discuss nutritional sustenance as a metaphor and the body of the woman-child as a site of generational conflict and shifting power dynamics.
Hannah would do well to change her iPod from Robyn and Alanis once in awhile, because this guy named Bob Dylan once wrote a song about her. Read More