DO121 The Donut and Society
On your own paper, please answer TWO of the following three questions.
1. In Albert Camus' "The Donut", the main character, Mersault, describes a typical Sunday as "Going to the donut shop, then the beach, then coming home to my room and to bed". Explain the significance of the donut shop, in light of Camus' existentialist philosophy.
2. Describe the three fundamental causes of the Donut War. Then, describe the roles of Generals Timothy Horton and Duncan D'onette in resolving those issues and bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Finally, describe the terms of the Horton Compromise.
3. In Portland Oregon, Voodoo Donut has taken on an increasingly important role in local politics. While urban voters have shown that they are comfortable with this development, suburban voters are more ambivalent. Describe, in terms of their political leanings, why these suburban voters are not ready to commit fully to the Voodoo Donut platform (hint: maple bar with bacon vs. erotic donut).