Write a research essay responding to the
question: Compare and contrast the ways that the set texts deal with time. You
may wish to consider themes like colonial modernity, nostalgia, progress,
cycles/seasons, digression, history, etc as well as narrative or poetic
techniques that presuppose certain kinds of temporal ordering.
to the question by analysing and comparing Fergus Hume’s Mystery of a Hansom
Cab and Tim Winton’s The Shepherd’s Hut. Compare their literary operations,
cultural contexts and thematic complexities.