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Adelaide Gorelick

University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019 Graduate

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019 Graduate | B.A. in English | Medieval/Renaissance Literature Concentration

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University of Pennsylvania (2015-2019)

University of Pennsylvania Application, November 2014
11/01/2014
University of Pennsylvania Common Application Essay

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

University of Pennsylvania Application, November 2014
11/01/2014
UPenn Application Supplement Essay

This essay answers the prompt: "The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals."

University of Pennsylvania, Chaucer, Fall 2015
12/15/2015
"A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...": Investigating Chaucer's Use of Foreign Times and...

This essay argues that of the various methods he employs, Chaucer’s most successful technique in evading culpability for his proposals, questions, and skepticisms is altering the setting of his tales. Whether by setting a tale in a foreign land or setting it in a foreign time, Chaucer is able to present perhaps his own ideas under the guise of presenting a different culture’s ideas or ideas from another time.

University of Pennsylvania, Victorian Fiction, Fall 2017
09/12/2017
Tense, Time, and Truth: A Close Reading of Jane Eyre

This essay argues that through her varied and often complex verb tenses, underscored by her using both the first and second person, Jane suggests that goodness and morality are not relative to time. Being and doing good spans all three arenas of time: past, present, and future.

University of Pennsylvania, Literature and Medicine, Spring 2018
04/19/2018
To Whom it May Concern

An assignment based on Fanny Burney's "A Mastectomy" followed by an explanation of choice

University of Pennsylvania, Literary Theory: Ancient to Modern, Spring 2019
05/09/2019
Hegel and Hamlet: Soliloquy as the Ideal Form for a Hegelian Tragic Hero

This essay demonstrates the ways in which Hamlet embodies Hegelian tragic theories. I argue that it is Shakespeare’s choice in using the soliloquy and his prowess in its execution that most convincingly renders Hamlet a Hegelian tragedy.

Charlotte Country Day School (2011-2015)

Charlotte Country Day School, International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge, 2013
10/10/2013
It's Only Teenage Wasteland

An essay written for IB's Theory of Knowledge course about The Who's "Baba O'Riley"

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