Select one of the following: Sufi Legend; Aesop, “The North Wind and the Sun;” John Updike, “A&P;” Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell-Tale Heart;” Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl.”
Write a 500 – 750-word essay that responds to the following questions:
What is the name of the story? The author? Year published?
What is the story about? (short paragraph)
Who is the main character and what are the main qualities?
Are there any repeated elements? Colors? Words? Concepts? Locations? Objects? What does it make you think?
What kind of mood does the story evoke?
How does the story relate to a personal experience that you’ve had?
If you were to update the story for today’s world, what would you do?