Many of the works from this unit consider the problem(s) of how one gender views the other or how a character views their own gender. Write an MLA formatted and documented essay of 750-1000 words which discusses the issue of misconceptions between the genders using at least one of the McCorkle stories from this unit and at least one of the other pieces from this unit. You may consider issues of stereotypical assumptions, gender roles, or another aspect of your choice. The essay must explain how the authors use at least one literary element to develop these ideas. In addition to the two primary sources, your essay must include at least one secondary source from the library’s databases.
“Snakes” by McCorkle
“Hominids” by McCorkle
“A Rose for Emily” by Faulkner
“The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Wright
“Daystar” by Dove
“Rites of Passage” by Olds
“Shiloh” by Mason
“Boys and Girls” by Munro
o It must be typed and printed.
o Do not bring in a handwritten copy or your laptop.
o If you do not have a hard copy of your essay, you cannot participate in class and will be counted absent.
o The draft must be complete, in MLA format, and PROOFREAD.