Tragedy in Barthelme’s story “The School”
I will provide you with the story, and you should write 3 pages essay about the story In MLA Style
It should be 3 pages–approximately 750-800 words — in MLA style. I am looking for a close reading of the story with textual quotations and analysis. No other texts should be used except for the short story, “The School.”
Read closely “The School” by Donald Barthelme. Is this story a tragic story or a comic one? Why? Ultimately, what details draw you to make this conclusion (i.e. I am looking for specific textual quotes and your analysis)?
Make sure you consider these elements: who is the narrator? What is the setting? What is the central conflict and/or what is at stake for the narrator? Is there an epiphany in this story? And how does the resolution–particularly the last image– impact your thinking about this story?
Here’s the story – attached
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