ENG 255 Index |
Chronology | Story Themes _
Browse the list below to select your story for interpretation and email me your selection with two alternatives.
Due: Submit to the appropriate discussion by the date in the list below. You may add to your interpretation and you should respond to two or more student posts in the discussion forum.
Length: about 500-600 words.
The purpose of your interpretation (WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS) is to help the other students discuss and understand the story and encourage them to respond to your writing.
Use the questions listed in the lesson or the story questions to guide your interpretation. You are writing for people who have read the story, so do not summarize the plot. Think of the story's central conflict and describe your reaction to the story's characters. Consider the problem and the ideas the writer explores and what we might learn from the approach to situations in the story. Include references to the text to support your commentary.
Write the interpretation in Word (or similar application), save the file, and then submit to the appropriate story discussion.
If students are assigned to the same story they may write separate interpretations or collaborate on a single response.
|Lesson and Story||Student||Due by 11:59 pm|
|3. Freeman, The Revolt of Mother||Sept. 15|
|4. Bierce, The Coup de Grāce||Sept. 22|
|4. Bierce, Parker Adderson, Philosopher (optional)||Sept. 22|
|4. Chesnutt, The Passing of Grandison||Ruth Anderson||Sept. 22|
|5. Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper||Sept. 29|
|5. Chopin, Désireé's Baby (print PDF file)||Richard Aldrich||Sept. 29|
|6. Explication due||ALL||Oct. 9|
|7. Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited||Samantha Cass-Evans||Oct. 13|
|7. Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair||Oct. 13|
|8. Porter, The Grave||Tom Aponte||Oct. 20|
|8. Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (print PDF)||Mikel Rawinski||Oct. 20|
|9. Faulkner, Barn Burning||Andrew Frechette||Oct. 27|
|9. Wright, Big Boy Leaves Home||Patrick Redmond||Oct. 27|
10. O'Connor, Revelation
|10. Walker, Nineteen Fifty-five||Grace Briggs||Nov. 3|
|11. Critical essay||ALL||Nov. 21|
|12. Lahiri, This Blessed House||Tatum White||Dec. 1|
|13. Final evaluation||ALL||Dec. 11|
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