Question

"Royal Beatings" by Alice Munro"Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin"Rules of the Game" by Amy Tan

  • "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • "Paul's Case" by Will Cather
  • "Death by Landscape" by Margaret Atwood
  • "To Room Nineteen" by Doris Lessing


Choose just one of the following topics:

  1. To what extent is the protagonist of the story you've chosen responsible for the conflict or predicament he or she faces?
  2. How does the antagonist in the story you've chosen contribute to the story's overall meaning?
  3. To what extent is the protagonist conditioned by his or her physical and social environments?
  4. Which is more important in the story you choose: the physical environment or the social environment?



In your analysis:

  • Make effective use of topic sentences to identify the main ideas of your analysis.
  • Support your comments with evidence (paraphrase and direct quotations) from your chosen story.
  • Explain the significance of each piece of evidence you present.
  • Contribute to the reader's understanding of the story as a whole.

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