Pick one or more of the following themes and two or more of the five stories. You must also include at least one database criticism. No Masterplots! Develop a paper using comparison and contrast and persuasion. DO NOT USE FIRST PERSON. Remember to use citations from the story as support. Use quotation marks when applicable and refer to Ch. 1 for guidance. You may use the authors' last name and page number for your paragraph citation, but you must include a Works Cited entry. All essays should be a minimum of 600 words in length. Don't forget proper tense!
1. Struggle with reality/illusion
2. Male/female roles
4. Experience and the making of an individual
5. Death and reactions
6. Human character
7. Relevance of story titles
8. Meaning and the effect of what people carry (mentally, physically...)
10. Struggles with rules/authority/authority figures
Stories included in this unit are:
"The Story of an Hour"--Kate Chopin
"A Rose for Emily:--William Faulkner
"The Things They Carried"--Tim O'Brien
"The Yellow Wallpaper"--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Lottery"--Shirley Jackson
Poetry research will focus on explication.
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