Select one of the prompts below and follow the directions. Respond in a paragraph that is written in complete sentences.
a. consider what you have learned about american history from the 1920s to the 1940s. how do the stories you have read in this unit reflect what was going on in the country then? describe what you have learned.
b. many of the stories in this unit have a theme of loss in common. in your opinion, which story evokes the most pathos? give reasons to support your opinions.
c. the stories in this unit were all written more than 50 years ago. write a persuasive paragraph about which story you think has the best stood the test of time. consider what is timeless about the style, theme, or characters of the story you choose.
The stories you can choose from are:
– “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway
– “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck
– “The Black Ball” by Ralph Ellison
– “Why, You Reckon?” by Langston Hughes