3310 HUM MOD 3 ASSN

Module 3 Assignment: Comparative Short Story Analysis
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Overview:
In this assignment, you will write a paper that compares and contrasts two stories from the four assigned (“A & P” 163-167, “Boys and Girls” 152-162, “Araby” 288-292, and “The Lesson” 146-151)and focuses onthe theme of initiation. Prepare a written response to the prompt below using a word processor. Please save your file in .doc or .docx format.
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Instructions:
1. Write a paper in which you compare and contrast two (not all four) of the short stories assigned for this week. This paper is similar to last week’s paper in that it includes an analysis of these narrative devices:
. the plot (and conflict),
. the characterization (including static or dynamic designation),
. the setting,
. and the symbols and/or figurative language in each short story;
1. Please use the following outline to organize your essay. The sample introduction paragraph and model thesis statement use two stories not part of our assignment. Make sure to choose two stories from our assigned readings, and adapt the introduction, thesis statement, and outline to your stories. Please note that the outline is not the assignment; you are to write an essay, but having an outline will help you know what comes next.
I. Introduction ending in thesis statement:
Women who lived in the nineteenth century often struggled for agency over their own lives. In the short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the main character is a woman, Louise Mallard, who suffers from a weak heart which can reflect her overall unhappiness with her marriage and her life. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the female protagonist (who might be named Jane) is also unwell, suffering from depression and dominated by her husband. Comparing and contrasting these two stories can be useful in understanding more about women’s issues in the late nineteenth century as well as today.While both “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are similar in their use of female characters, they differ in their plot, symbols, and setting.
II. Both “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” feature female main characters who are not well physically and also emotionally.
A. Details from “The Story of an Hour” including one quote, properly set up and cited
B. Details from “The Yellow Wallpaper” including one quote, properly set up and cited.
C. Interpretation and explanation about how these two examples are similar.
III. However, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” differ in their plot.
A. . Details from “The Story of an Hour” including one quote, properly set up and cited
B. Details from “The Yellow Wallpaper” including one quote, properly set up and cited.
C. Interpretation and explanation about how these two examples are different.
IV. In addition, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” also use differentsymbols.
A. Details from “The Story of an Hour” including one quote, properly set up and cited
B. Details from “The Yellow Wallpaper” including one quote, properly set up and cited.
C. Interpretation and explanation about how these two examples are different.
V. Lastly, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” have a slight difference in their settings.
A. Details from “The Story of an Hour” including one quote, properly set up and cited
B. Details from “The Yellow Wallpaper” including one quote, properly set up and cited.
C. Interpretation and explanation about how these two examples are different.
VI. Conclusion paragraph (no new source quotes)
A. Recap the thesis statement in different words
B. Recap the main points from the body paragraph
C.Offer the reader a reflection about how understanding this similarity and these differences enhance the reader’s overall experience of each of these stories and theirtimeless value which still speaks to our world today.
Your works cited page will include MLA 8th/9th ed. works cited entries for your two chosen readings. Please adapt the entry below for your readings:
Carver, Raymond.”Cathedral.”The Norton Introduction to Literature,Shorter Thirteenth Edition, edited by Kelly J. Mays, W.W. Norton & Company, 2019,pp. 28-38.
If you quote any definitions from our textbook, you’ll need to include a works cited entry for our textbook editor. You don’t include this entry if you don’t quote anything from the instructional materials in the book:
Mays, Kelly J.The Norton Introduction to Literature,Shorter Thirteenth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
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· The essay should be in MLA format (in-text citations and Works Cited), and it should include multiple passages from both stories used as evidence (minimum 4 for each story). It will likely take a minimum of 3 pages to do this essay well, not counting the works cited page. See rubric for grading details

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