Spring 2016 English 1080 Section 085 Essay # 1: Short Stories (20%)
Instructions: Write a clear, concise, and well-organized essay on ONE of the topics given below using ONE of the stories listed.
You are required to make a conscious effort to write a very effective introductory paragraph that engages the attention of the reader, focuses on the given topic, and establishes the thesis statement. Your thesis statement should serve the purpose of a guideline to your essay. The three ideas you have listed in your thesis statement should be parallel in form and be discussed in your body paragraph in the right sequence. Each idea listed in your thesis statement should serve as a topic sentence to your three body paragraphs. Also, exercise proper use of transition word(s) to provide coherence. Finally, summarize the ideas you have discussed in your concluding paragraph. Your response should be approximately 600-700 words long, and will be graded on content, organization, grammar, and style. Make sure you post the “Final draft” of your Assignment to the correct Dropbox folder (under Assessments). You must post your responses to the Dropbox, before 11:59 p.m. Newfoundland time (N.S.T.), on Sunday, June 19. Do not use PDF and/or PAGES file formats. PDF and/or PAGES file formats cannot be opened with this program. Essay # 1 Questions: 1. The setting of a short story may help express its thematic concerns. Discuss how setting and theme interrelate in one of the short stories listed below: Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” 2. Several stories focus on characters that experience either internal or external conflict as a result of their personal, social or political situations. Analyze the nature of the conflicts and the techniques used to convey them in one of the stories listed below. Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” (Note: This essay is worth 20%. Please provide word count.)
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Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” is a short story about an American and his female companion named Jig. They were both at a railway station in Zaragoza, Spain waiting for the Barcelona-to Madrid train While waiting for their train to arrive, they both decided to have try out a new drink as part of their adventure that had taken them to several places. The man ordered a new drink named anis del toro which to his surprise had a bitter taste according to her. Jig’s remarks about the drink tasting like licorice ignited another round of arguments between which made the American to introduce..
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