Short Stories for Mid-Term Assignment


Dear all attendees of Prose Class of the Odd Semester 2013/2014.

The following is the list of short story you should select to analyze for mid-term assignment. Focus your analysis on a specific element (plot, character, theme, setting, style, etc.) of the short story. Read The Plot of Buckley’s “Gold-Mounted Gun”, Stylistic analysis of O’ Henry’s “The Furnished Room”, The Main Theme of Graham Greene’s “The Third Man”, Analysis of Setting in Fay Weldon’s “IND AFF”,Point of View Analysis of “A Rose for Emily”, Analysis of Setting in the Story of “An Hour” and “Popular Mechanicsand Stylistic Analysis of Esberger’s “The Winpress” in order to get insights how to write your analysis.

You are allowed to analyze the same short story with your friend, but the focus (plot, character, theme, setting, or style) should be different. To make sure no two person analyze the same short story with the same focus, claim your analysis title in the reply section below. In case two or more person plan to analyze the same work and focus, only the first claimer is accepted. Those  who claim later should try another work and/or focus.

  1. “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
  3. The Fly by Katherine Mansfield
  4. “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka
  5. “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
  6. “The Lame Shall Enter First” by Flannery O’Connor
  7. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson:
  8. “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams:
  9. “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence:
  10. “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy
  11. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  12. “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde
  14. “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov
  16. The Cask of Amontillado”  by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway
  18. A School Story” by M. R. James
  19. A Man Like Himby Yiyun Li
  20. Far From the Eyes of the Sun” by Aaron Hellem
  21. The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allen Poe

Type your work in double spaces using Times New Roman or Arial 12”. Print it in quarto paper, and submit it on Friday, November 8, 2013.

150 Comments

  1. Good Evening, Sir. I’m Lamtiur Tampubolon (1112150017) From FKIP BS-A. I plan to analyze ” The Plot” of The snows of kilimanjaro. Thank you

    1. Good Evening, Sir. I’m Lamtiur Tampubolon (1112150017) From FKIP BS-A . I plan to analyze the plot of ” The snows of kilimanjaro” . Thank you sir.

    2. Sir, I’m sorry I forgot to post here that I decided to analyze setting of “The Use of Force” but I have made it sir for mid test. Thank you sir.

  2. well, sir, because of two people just already decide to analyze the plot of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”, i changed my focus. i decide to analyze the setting of “Far From the Eyes of the Sun”. thank you sir

  3. Dear sir,
    I’m Vhanny Rumondang (1112150029) and going to analyze the “style ” Far from the eyes of the sun” By: Aaron Hellem. Thank you sir 🙂

  4. Hi Sir, I’m Chelsea Sharon Miranda (1012150018) gonna analyze the SETTING of The Pit and The Pedulum.

    Thanks, Sir.

    1. Sorry, Sir. I want to change my analysis. I’m going to analyze the Characterization of The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe.

      Thank you

  5. hello si, i am Tri Maryati (1012150011). Im going to analyze the plot of School Story.

  6. hi sir, I ( Trie Cipta Budiaty 1012150060 ) plan to analyze the characterization of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”. Thanks sir

    1. i’m sorry sir, it has already taken by rani twin, so i decide to analyze the plot of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”

  7. Hello sir, I ( Trie Cipta Budiaty 1012150060 ) plan to analyze the caracterization of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”. thanks

  8. hy Sir, I am Juliana ( 1012150040 )from FKIP BS B. I plan to analyze the characterization of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Thank you

  9. Hello sir, I’m Mikha Putri Sion (1012150054) i wanna analize the plot of “The Lottery”. thank you sir 🙂

  10. Hello sir, I (Jennifer Gloria Pongallo; SIN: 1012150034) have planed to analyze THE SETTING of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Thank you sir. 😀

    1. Sir, I’m sorry but I would like to change my analysis, I plan to analyze THE STYLE of “Harison Bergeron”

      1. Sir, I’m sorry, I return to my previous choice. It is to analyze THE SETTING of HARRISON BERGERON.

  11. Sir, I (CIANLY 1112150047 class B) changed my mind again and I’m going to analyze setting of “The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
    Thank you

  12. hai sir,my name is Tuti Haryati Sihite from BS -B (1112150044) i’m going to analyze the “plot” of “Far From the Eyes of the Sun
    —by Aaron Hellem” . thank you 🙂

  13. Hi.. my name’s Dewi Natalia Perangin-angin (1112150042) . I plan to analyze the theme of “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov. Than you

  14. Sir, I changed my mind and I wanna analyze style of “gooseberries”. Thank you

  15. hello sir, I’m (Cianly 1112150047 class B) will analyze “setting” of 3 question. Thank you 🙂

  16. I’m Ita Suryani Sitepu (1012150042) and I’m gonna analyze the characterization of “The Lame Shall Enter First” by Flannery O’Connor. Thank you…

  17. I will analyze the style of ” A Good Man is Hard to Find ” by Flannery O’Connor.
    Thank you Sir.

    (Feddyance)

  18. good night sir.
    my name is Desiana sianturi (1112150022)
    I plan to analyze the setting of The cask of amontillado.

    thank you

  19. Good evening, Sir..
    I am Maria Rimelda Pasaribu (101215031). I would like to analyze “The Plot ” of THREE QUESTIONS by Leo Tolstoy.
    Thank you 🙂

    1. Good evening, Sir..
      Sorry, I will change it because Yudith has already chose it. So, I will change it to analyze “The Style of Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy”.
      I would like to ask you, I still don’t understand about the style here because there is no that part in your example, Sir.
      Thank you, Lord Jesus bless you 🙂

      1. Dear Maria,
        I’ve included some examples of stylistic, setting, and viewpoint analysis in the post above. I hope they give you and your friends insights to analyze the fiction on those specific focuses. However, the outline of your analysis should follow the one we discussed in our classes, i.e.:

        Title
        Introduction
        Analysis
        1. Short Story Synopsis
        2. Types (of setting/point of view)
        3. Uses (of setting/point of view), e.g. to support theme or characterization
        4. (other relevant points, if any)
        Conclusion
        References

        Good Luck!

  20. Hello sir, I am Adri Budi Setiawan (1012150030) I’m going to analyze the setting of “Sign and symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov. Thank you sir.., 🙂

    1. I’m sorry sir I change my focus, I want to analyze the plot of “sign and symbols” thank you sir.. 🙂

  21. hi sir, my name is rurin saurma (1112150035) i plan to analyze the setting of the story about “symbol and sign”
    .

  22. Hello sir, I’m Kristi Intan K (1012150013) I want to analyze setting of “The Fly”. thank you

  23. Hi. I’m Merita Christiana Situmeang from class B-1112150032. I’m going to analyza the plot of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you

  24. Sir, I’m Gladys Yusiva from Class B-1112150046. I’m going to analyze the style of “The Tall-Tale Heart”

  25. Good morning sir, i’m going to analyze the setting of “The Tell-Tale heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you 🙂

  26. Hi I’m Naomi Anitasari Banjarnahor from Class B-1112150034, I’m going to analyze the character of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you 🙂

  27. Good evening sir, I ( Jeny Maria, 1012150062 ) plan to analyze the characterization of Far from the Eyes from the Sun by Aaron Hellem. Thank you

  28. Sir, guys, I changed my mind. I wanna analyze the THEME of “A HUNGER ARTIST” by Franz Kafka. For my friends who analyze this story, make sure you didn’t choose the same thing. hehe 🙂
    Thank You 🙂

  29. Hi sir, I am Netty Anita 1012150057. I change my decsion that I plan to analyze the “plot” of “The Rocking Horse Winner”. Thank you .

    1. hello netty, just to let you know that Rahelia has decided to analyze the plot of “The Rocking Horse Winner” first. Thank you.

      1. upps sorry I didnt know and reread it. Ok i will analyze plot of the south. ok thanks emigrace

  30. good night sir, I’m erika magdalena (1112150901) from FKIP Bs-b. sorry sir, I mean: I plan to analyze “the plot” of HARRISON BERGERON by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. thank you 😀

  31. Good night, sir. I’m Erika Magdalena septiana (1112150901) from FKIP BS-B. Good night, Sir. I’m Erika Magdalena septiana (1112150901) from FKIP BS-B. I mean: I plan to analyze the “plot” of HARRISON BERGERON
    by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”. Thank you 🙂

  32. Good night, Sir. I’m Erika Magdalena septiana (1112150901) from FKIP BS-B. I plan to analyze the “characterization” of HARRISON BERGERON
    by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”. Thank you 🙂

    1. sorry sir, I mean, I plan to analyze ” the plot ” of HARRISON BERGERON
      by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”. Thank you 🙂

  33. Good night, Sir. I’m Erika Magdalena septiana (1112150901) from FKIP BS-B. I plan to analyze the “characterization” HARRISON BERGERON
    by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”. Thank you 🙂

    1. sorry sir, I mean, I plan to analyze ” the plot ” of HARRISON BERGERON
      by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.”. Thank you sir 🙂

    1. Sir, guys, I changed my mind. I wanna analyze the THEME of “A HUNGER ARTIST” by Franz Kafka. For my friends who analyze this story, make sure you didn’t choose the same thing. hehe 🙂
      Thank You 🙂

  34. Hello sir, I ( Nova Rina Lumban Gaol, 1012150033) plan to analyze the “setting” of A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND. Thank you

    1. Hi, Nov
      the setting of A Good Man is Hard to Find has taken by Thurma.(check it!)
      Please, re-post ur analysis.

  35. Dear Mr. Parlin,
    It’s me Kristin Manullang (1012150035)
    I’d like to analyze the character of “The Fly“ by Katherine Mansfield. Thank you

  36. Good evening, Sir. I’m Putri Warinagia Peranginangin (1112150026) from FKIP BS-B. I plan to analyze the “characterization” in the fiction story it’s about “Symbols and Signs”. Thank you 🙂

    1. Good evening, Sir. I’m Putri Warinagia Peranginangin (1112150026) from FKIP BS-B. I plan to analyze the “characterization” in the fiction story it’s about “Symbols and Signs” by BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV. Thank you 🙂

  37. I have changed the story. I’m going to analyze the plot of “The Rockinghorse Winner” thank you

  38. Sir, I am Elroi Samosir plan to analyze the “theme” of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  39. Hi sir I’m Rahelia Eta (1112150033) from B class . I’m going to analyze the characterization of “Three Question” .

    1. I have changed the story. I’m going to analyze the plot of “The Rockinghorse Winner” thank you

  40. Hello sir, I’m Mikha Nauli (1112150031) plan to analyze the character of “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. Thank you

  41. Hello sir, I’m mikha nauli and I want to analyze the character of “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence.
    thank you

  42. Hi sir, I want to analyze the characterization of “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges.
    Thank you sir… 🙂

    1. hir sir, I am netty anita (1012150057). I am gonna analyze the plot of “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges.

      Thank you sir… 🙂

    2. Sir, I’m Parida
      I decide to change my analysis. I take STYLE of “The Nightingale and The Rose”
      Thank youe

  43. hello Sir,I’m Meylisah Siagian (1012150008), plan to analyze The Theme of ” Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov.
    Thank you.

  44. hello Sir,I’m EVI Carina Br. Bangun (1012150021, plan to analyze the plot of ” Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov.
    Thank you.
    Gbu

  45. hello Sir,I’m Mita Wahyuni (1012150009), plan to analyze setting of ” Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov.
    Thank you.

  46. Hy Sir. I’m Marlin B. Tambunan (1012150049) from FKIP BS B. I plan to analyze the setting of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Thank you.

  47. Hy Sir. I’m Marlin B.Tambunan (1012150049) from FKIP BS B. I plan to analyze the characterization of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Thank you.

  48. Hy Sir. I’m Marlin Tambunan (1012150049) from FKIP BS B. I plan to analyze the setting of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Thank you.

  49. Hi sir, I’m Mega Intan Sari, 1112150012 ) from BS ‘A’. I plan to analyze the character of ” A good man is hard to find “. Thanks

    1. sorry sir, I would change my short story to analyze theme of ” The Snow of Kimanajro “. Thanks sir.

      1. I’m sorry sir, I would change my short story again about characteristics of ” The Pit and The Pendulum “. thank you.

  50. Good Morning, I am Hardianti Aprilianing Tyas (1112150049). I’m going to analyze the setting of “A Man Like Him” story. thank in Advance

  51. Good morning sir, I am Belinda Montoya (1112150048). i wanna analyze the characterization of “A Man Like Him”. Thank in Advance

  52. Good morning sir, I am Yulia. I’m going to choose the story with the tittle “A Man like Him” about the plot. Thank in advance .

  53. Hello sir, I am Rani Twin Angriani plan to analyze the character of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor.. Thank you!!

    1. Hello, Gwyn
      I just share that Abraham has taken Setting of A school story
      U have to change ur analysis.good luck

  54. Good morning, Sir. I am Jessica Talentia (11 121 500 39) wants to choose the story with the title “A Man like Him” about theme. Thank in advance.

  55. hello sir, I choose to analyze plot of ‘the use of force’ (Rusnita Agustina) 1012150052. thank you

  56. Dear Sir,
    I’m Marsalina Malau (1012150048), I want to analyze the Plot of “The Nightingale and the RoseT” by Oscar Wildehe Pit. Thank you, sir and have a nice day.

  57. Hello sir, I (Devy Astuti Sitorus, 1012150064) plan to analyze the “plot” of The Story of School. Thank you

  58. hi Sir, i ( Thurma Mayasari, 1112150030 ) plan to analyze the plot of A Good Man is hard to find by Flannery O’Connor

    1. hi Sir, i want to change my analyze to Setting of ” A Good Man is Hard to Find ” by Flannery O’Connor . thank you Sir.

  59. hello Sir,I’m Meilynda Mora S (1112150027), plan to analyze the characterization of ” Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov.
    Thank you.
    Gbu

  60. Dear Sir,I’m Debora Evina Banjarnahor (1112150004),plan to analyze the characterization of ” The Use of Force”.

    Thank you.

    1. Sorry Sir,I change short story to analyze the settings “The Use of Force”. I’m Debora Evina Banjarnahor ( 1112150004 ). Thanks. ^_^

  61. sorry sir, I’ll change my assignment. I want to analyze the characterization of “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka. thanks

    1. sorry sir, I’ll change my assignment. I want to analyze the characterization of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson:

  62. Hello sir, I change my short story to analyze.. It is “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka, analyze the theme. I’m Ribka Nasita Putri ( 11121500002). Thank you

  63. Hi Sir, I want to analyze the characterization of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway. thanks

  64. Dear Sir,I’m Yudith Putrigajevsky and going to analyze the Plot of “Three Question” by Leo Tolstoy.Thank you, Sir.

  65. Hi sir I’m Emigrace. I am going to analyze the theme of “Three Questions”. Thank you Sir

    1. Sorry, Kak Emi. I have already decided to analyze the theme of “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy 😀

  66. Hello sir, I am Abraham FKIP BS A 1012150002..I want to analyze the “setting” of A School Story by M.R james
    Thank You sir…

  67. Hello sir, I’m Melina Pardede 1012150020, I want to analyze the plot of A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka. Thank you.

  68. Dear Sir
    I’m putri (1012150010) and i’m going to analyze the characterization of ” the fly by katherine mansfield”. Thank you sir.

  69. Hello sir, I am Henny Sinaga (1012150005) plan to analyze the characterization of A School Story by M.R. James. Thank you

  70. Dear Sir,
    I’m Annery Fienta (1112150024) and going to analyze the Character of “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. Thank you, Sir.

    1. Sorry, I change my mind. I’m going to analyze the Theme of “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. Thank you, Sir.

      1. Sorry I mean the Theme of “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy. I just copy and paste, so there is a mistake 🙂

        1. I promise it’s my last change 😀 I’m going to analyze the CHARACTERS of “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy. thank you very much 😀

  71. Hello sir, I’m Kristianto Budiman(1012150019) I want to analyze theme of The Fly. thank you

  72. Hello sir, I ( Doni Bimo Santoso
    1012150007) plan to analyze the
    “setting” of Three Questions by Leo . Tolstoy. Thank you Sir

  73. Sir, I’m Damayanty Hotmauli(1112150023) I want to analyze the character of “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde. thank you

    1. Hey sir, I (Lieoni Triestine 112150005) plan to analyze the theme of “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde. thank’s sir.thank you

  74. Sir, I’m Ribka Nasita(1112150002) I want to analyze the theme of “A School Story” by M. R. James. thank you

    1. Sorry to say Ribka, I already planned to analyze that focus on the same story. You can scroll down and check by yourself. So, you must change your title.Thanks

  75. Hello sir, I’m Guntur Adventius(1112150021) I want to analyze the characteristic of A Hunger Artist. Thank you.

    1. Sorry to say Guntur, I already planned to analyze that focus on the same story (I had posted it on October 24, 2013). You can scroll down and check by yourself. So, you must change your title.Thanks

  76. Hello sir, I’m Serly Novita Ayuningtias (1112150008), plan to analyze the “A Man Like Him” by Yiyun Li. Thank you sir.

    1. Sorry, I change my mind. I’m going to analyze the characters of “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka. Thank you, Sir.

  77. Dear Sir,
    I’m Gita Ria Marissa and going to analyze the Plot of “The Pit and The Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe.
    Thank you, Sir.

  78. Hi guys, I am Venessya Lavita Dewi 1012150023. I plan to analyze the “setting” of “The Rocking Horse Winner”. Thank you.

  79. Dear Sir and all my friends. I’m Dina M. Sitorus (1012150003). I plan to analyze the characterization of “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka” . Thank you

  80. Dear sir and all my friends. I’m Roky Linawaty p (1012150015). I plan to analyze the characterization of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Thank you

  81. hi, I’m Ignasia Anastasia (1012150026), I plan to analyze The Theme of “The Use of Force.” tq

  82. Dear Sir
    I’m Kristasia Rombe (1012150001) and I’m gonna analyze the theme of “A School Story”.

    Regards

  83. Hy SIr. I’m Almira (1012150012) from FKIP BS A. I plan to analyze the characterization of “The Use of Force”. Thank you.

  84. Hello all, .
    I’m Gloria Grace (1012150014) I plan to analyze the Plot of “A good Man Is Hard to Find”

    Thank you.

  85. Hello sir, I ( Erfina Theodalinda, 1012150006) plan to analyze the “setting” of Far from the Eyes of the Sun. Thank you

    1. Sir, I changed my mind and I wanna analize the “Theme” of Far from the eyes of the sun. Thank you

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