Read each of the above stories, and then download the document below and answer the discussion questions within the same document, then upload it to the folder titled
of your answers should be approximately 100-250 words in length,
written using proper grammar, and make direct references to the text in
the form of examples and evidence. You do not have to use outside sources for this assignment, but if you do, be sure to properly cite your sources using MLA format.
of the required reading stories can be found via Google. Additionally,
if you are a slow reader and/or do not enjoy reading, many of them can
also be found in an audio format on YouTube if you simply search "(story
Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe
would you characterize Montresor’s narration style?
information do we have about who Montresor is? Consider background, social
status, family, etc. How is this information conveyed, and how does Montresor
feel about his standing?
by John Updike
information do we have about Sammy? Consider not only information he freely
gives (such as his age), but also information he conceals behind his sarcasm.
Why might he be hiding certain information from the reader?
is the significance of the grocery story as a setting? Could this story have
taken place outside of the grocery store setting?
by Jamaica Kincaid
is the setting for this story? We don’t get many (if any) details about the
physical location, but consider what information we can gather from the
is the relationship between these two characters?
Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway
is the significance of this setting? Why is this happening here, are this
specific train station?
would you describe the dynamic between these two characters?
by Judith Ortiz Cofer
story is simultaneously vague about its general setting and detailed about its
specific setting. How does this combination of vagueness and specificity shape
your understanding of the story?
does this story suggest about how the characters have been shaped by their
one of the above stories and map out its plot structure.