final exam

making reference to at least three short stories discussed in class, select one topic from the list below and write an essay of 300-600 words in length.  Consider theme, character and, as much as possible, literary techniques used in the stories chosen.  The best responses will demonstrate a clear analytical focus from start to finish and will draw direct comparisons and contrasts between stories. Do not repeat material used in your passage analysis above.

  1. a) Escape
  2. b) Gender
  3. c) Money

Your essay must discuss at least three of the following stories: “Kew Gardens,” “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter,” “Babylon Revisited,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Sonny’s Blues,” “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” “Barn Burning,” “Death by Landscape,” “Paul’s Case,” and “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

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