AssignmentYour first essay is a 3.5-4 page paper analyzing a major theme which is shared by two short stories. You will establish and sustain a thematic connection between two stories that we have discussed in class, and you will explain how one or two literary devices are used to manifest the theme or themes in the stories. Be careful to *avoid plot summary. ASSUME THAT YOUR AUDIENCE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE STORIES.Your thesis must answer the question: “How do the author’s choices reflect and enhance the theme of __________________________________?”Note that though you are writing about two stories, this is not a comparison/ contrast essay. The purpose of this essay is to argue and prove how the theme(s) you identify play out in the text. You may write about more than one theme, and you may write more about one story than the other.Common literary themes: Person vs. Nature, Person vs. Society, Person vs. God (or Religion), Crime and Injustice, Overcoming Adversity, An Individual Finds Their Voice/Role/Place in Life, The Complexities of Family, Love Conquers All (or Not), Death is a Part of Life, Sacrifice, Virtue vs. Vice, Dealing with Outrageous Fortune.Getting StartedThe following are process/ “thinking” questions to suggest possible focus:
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