Either of the following:
Pick a story (or stories) and discuss it with reference to how it ends, and the significance of this particular ending.
The major character is exposed to people or situations that cause them to doubt their own views of the world, the nature of the assumptions on which old identities are based. Discuss the experience of disillusionment in one or more stories, and how this sense of profound disenchantment changes the life of the story’s major character.
“epiphany” first associated with the work of James Joyce is now used generally to describe the short story’s ability to produce a revelatory “moment of truth” that create a literal or psychological turning point in the narrative. Select the epiphanic moment in one or more short story and discuss its meaning and value
1)Willa Cather,Paul’s Case
2)Ernest Hemingway,Soldier’s Home
3)Scott Fitzgerald,”Bernice Bobs Her Hair”
4)William Faulkner, “Barn Burning”