Love stories

Directions: Write a 3 page essay (typed & double-spaced) in response to the prompt below. The first draft of this essay is graded either complete or incomplete, and the final draft is worth 100 points. Anyone who doesn’t bring a workable first draft to class for peer review (an original essay of multiple paragraphs in response to the prompt) on the due date will have his or her final draft’s grade lowered by a full letter (up to 10 points).
Choose ONE of the stories we have read and discussed so far (by Bambara, O’Connor, Wolff, or Carver), and analyze how the fictional elements of characterization, point-of-view, and plot work together to reveal the story’s theme to a reader. Follow the guidelines from the “How to Write about Literature” page when constructing your essay; use specific examples from the text to support your assertions, but limit quotations and paraphrase whenever possible (your ideas and analysis should dominate your paper, not quotations from the text). Format your drafts in MLA style, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. including in-text citations and a Works Cited page for any borrowed information (including the story you are analyzing).