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 Mechanics” and 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.
- “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov
- “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
- “The Fly“ by Katherine Mansfield
- “In the Penal Colony” by Franz Kafka
- “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
- “The Lame Shall Enter First” by Flannery O’Connor
- “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson:
- “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams:
- “The Rockinghorse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence:
- “Three Questions” by Leo Tolstoy
- “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- “The South” by Jorge Luis Borges
- “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde
- “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “Gooseberries” by Anton Chekov
- “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway
- “A School Story” by M. R. James
- “A Man Like Him” by Yiyun Li
- “Far From the Eyes of the Sun” by Aaron Hellem
- “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.