Select one of the following stories. Explain in at least two paragraphs how one of the following authors uses the fictional techniques of characterization and setting to give the reader a vivid sense of protagonist: “Girl” (Jamaica Kincaid), “A Pair of Tickets” (Amy Tan), or “The Birth-Mark” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
In at least two paragraphs explain three ways that fiction draws the reader into another world, surprises the reader, and absorbs the reader’s attention with examples from “Lusus Naturae” (Margaret Atwood) and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” (Flannery O’Connor).
Explain in at least two paragraphs how the author uses exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution in the following story to keep the reader’s attention: “Roman Fever” (Edith Wharton).
Review the study questions that follow each story in our text. Identify at least two questions that you found to be difficult if not impossible to answer, and explain why