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Unit #2 Prompt: The Late Nineteenth Century American Short Story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Yellow Wallpaper," and "Désirée's Baby" Rhetoric and Secondary Materials None of our unit #2 short stories ("An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Yellow Wallpaper," and "Désirée's Baby") has a clear-cut hero or villain. What some classmates identify as a heroic force could be identified as villainous by other students. Assume that your story has a villain. This could be an individual person, a group of people, a social movement, or some other kind of force spreading negativity in the story. You need to determine how the short story's author presents that villain through strategic rhetoric choices. Then decide whether or not that author's rhetorical strategy succeeds by making the reader dislike that villain. Alternatively, assume that your story has a hero. Again, this could be an individual person, a group of people, a social movement, or some other kind of force. As above, determine how the short story's author presents that hero through strategic rhetoric choices; then decide whether or not that author's rhetorical strategy succeeds by making the reader like that hero. Regardless of whether you choose to assess a villain or hero, you will be making a rhetorical
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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