Choose just one of the following topics: “Royal Beatings’ by Alice Munro “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan “Paul’s Case’ by Will Gather “Death by Landscape” by Margaret Atwood “To Room Nineteen” by Doris Lessing”
To what extent is the protagonist of the story you’ve chosen responsible for the conflict or predicament he or she faces? How does the antagonist in the story you’ve chosen contribute to the story’s overall meaning? To what extent is the protagonist conditioned by his or her physical and social environments? Which is more important in the story you choose: the physical environment or the social environment? Instructions Your essay should have three parts: an introductory paragraph, a body containing fully developed paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Following is a general guide for what to include in each section of your essay. In your introductory paragraph: Provide the complete title of the story you’ve chosen and the author’s complete name. Identify clearly your essay topic.