I’m studying for my English class and need an explanation.

Choose ONE of the following:

A) Using Gabler’s essay as a framework, discuss a television series that is a “wish fulfillment” and contrast it with one that is, in your opinion, more “realistic” (For example, This is Us vs. Shameless; Jane the Virgin vs. Vida). What insights about cultural mythology can you draw from these differences? Use general summaries of the shows, specific examples of scenes and/or episodes and dialogue, and quotes/paraphrase from at least three outside sources (could be essays from our book) to support and illustrate.

B) Using the stages of the hero’s journey (monomyth), compare two films from different eras or different cultures. Analyze the connection of each film to its own time or place. In what ways do the films diverge from the hero myth? In what ways do the films show similar and/or different cultural mythologies through the monomyth? What conclusions can you draw from their similarities or differences? Use general summaries of the films, specific examples of scenes and dialogue, and quotes/paraphrase from at least three outside sources (could be essays from our book) to support and illustrate.

C) Pick a genre of film (sci-fi, horror, teen comedy, western, rom-com, super hero, etc.) and analyze at least one film from our current era (something in the last 5 years) and one film from at least one previous era (something from the 1950s-2000). Discuss their similarities (how they fit the conventions of their genre) and then discuss how their differences reflect the cultural mythologies of the eras in which they were produced. Use general summaries of the films, specific examples of scenes and dialogue, andquotes/paraphrase from at least three outside sources (could be essays from our book) to support and illustrate. (Note: You could also do this with TV shows).

Essay should be 5-6 double-spaced pages in MLA format and a Works Cited page. You must use at least one quote from at least three different outside sources (could be essays from our book).