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.
- a) Escape
- b) Gender
- 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.”