Read short stories and find similarities and connections

You need to read the following short stories:

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892), p. 391

“Why I Wrote “’The Yellow Wallpaper’” p. 907

Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” (1978), p. 529

“On ‘Girl,’” p. 921

Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants” (1927), p. 415

Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery” (1948), p. 430

“The Morning of June 28, 1948, and ‘The Lottery,’” p. 918

William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” (1931), p. 316

James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues” (1957), p. 30

Said Sayrafiezadeh, “A Brief Encounter with the Enemy” (2012), p. 795

Julie Otsuka, “The Children” (2011), p. 730

You can find the following stories online or in a book called:

Charters, Ann, Ed. The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction, Compact 9thEdition.

1) Find connections, similarities, characters it makes sense to compare and contrast, and so on. write down 4 thoughtful ideas that could work for essay questions based on the similarities or connections you found.

2) write the characters motivation (why does the character do what she/he does?), setting and the influence of the character’s environment, relationships between characters (separate each story).

3) What is your unfiltered reaction was to what the protagonist does in “A Brief Encounter with the Enemy.”

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One of the similarities between the different short stories sis their reference to relationships within the various settings. For instance, the American in Hills like White Elephants engages in activities with the intent of having the lady…
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