Ompare or Contrast of two short storys (IThe Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter and Idiots First by Bernard Malamud)
Sources: They need to be specific, this is for an Introduction to Fiction Course and there is specific required reading! The two utilized are: (Porter, Katherine Anne. a?The Jilting of Granny Weatheralla?. Introduction to Fiction. 6th ed. Clayton, John J. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 448-455. Print and Malamud, Bernard. a?Idiots Firsta?. Introduction to Fiction. 6th ed. Clayton, John J. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 551-558. Print
Instructions in syllabus: Compare OR Contrast how the author uses the plot (sequence of actions and consequences leading to climax), the setting (the locale for the story, images to establish the atmosphere/mood), the characterization, OR the point of view (vantage point from which the story is told? Whos eyes are we seeing the story?) to engage readers in the themes (general construct that defines what the story is about) of the stories.
Where I have placed the OR above, this is a reflection of one or the other. Which ever is choose, must be applied to both stories. Compare OR Contrast. Plot, the setting, the characterization, OR point of view.
How do the elements work together to help the authors create reactions? Are the authors working through different means to the same ends or are they after different effects (effects being the readers reactions)?
Do not retell the story: Instead, take the stories apart to see how the pieces interat. Show us cause-and-effect relationships, the causes being the elements, the effects being the readers reactions, and the relationships being the means by which the reactions were evoked. Identify the general effect in a Thesis Statement (or Statement of the Controlling Idea).
You will need to make use of frequent references to the stories in order to support your Controlling idea. These references will need to be cited and documented.