Question Description

Be sure to rely on the stories for support by using details and quotations to explain your ideas/response. In each response, reference at least ONE literary craft element in your response (i.e., character, theme, point of view, symbolism, tone etc) to support/develop your ideas.

Read the following short stories:
• O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (pages 295 – 309)
• Walker, “Everyday Use” (pages 344 – 352)
• Welty “A Worn Path” (pages 386 – 394)
• Kaplan, “Doe Season” (pages 395 – 408)

Be sure to rely on the stories for support by using details and quotations to explain your ideas/response. In each response, reference at least ONE literary craft element in your response (i.e., character, theme, point of view, symbolism, tone etc) to support/develop your ideas. You are also required to make use of no fewer than THREE scholarly sources in this week’s Complete. I recommend using one source per question. For more information on how your responses will be evaluated, please review the rubrics under Unit 2 Course Materials.”

1.

What does it mean to be a “good” man and a “good woman” in “A Good Man is Hard to Find?

2.

Select three key symbols in “Everyday Use.” How do they differ in the way that Dee and her mother understand them?

3.

Show at least three moments along the way when Phoenix might have abandoned her mission in “A Worn Path.” In your response, explain the relationship between the symbolism of ‘a phoenix’ and how that relates to the protagonist’s determination and resilience?