Define situational irony and then describe how the plot of “The Story of an Hour,” the actions of Dave in “The Man who was almost a Man,” and the goals of Michael Obi in “Dead Man’s Path” reflect situational irony.
Delia Jones in -Sweat” arid the narrator from “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both in “abusive” relationships. How do the relationships the women seem to have with their husbands and the two women themselves differ?
In class we discussed the drive-in restaurant Connie hangs out at in “Where are you Going, Where have you Been?” as being a type of Church for Connie. Punishment for a sinful nature could be a theme in this story because there are numerous details in the story that also point to Arnold Friend being the devil. What are at least three of these devilish details?
Some of the titles of pieces we have read this quarter have been somewhat misleading. How are the titles “The Lottery,”“Araby,” and “Diary of an Interesting Year” potentially misleading?
What do the stories, “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “Dead Man’s Path,” and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” imply about people who claim to be religious? Is this a positive view of worship or a negative view?
Three stories this quarter have a lot to do with color. What symbolism is associated with the colors black, yellow, and red in the stories “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and “The Red Convertible?”