please read the instructions carefully. these are four DIFFERENT story. the STORM is the CONTINUATION of the of “at the cadian ball.” you can find the forth one on the required textbook which is ” norton anthology of america literature. 8th edition vol: c,d,&e
Kate Chopin (C: 550-51): “At the ‘Cadian Ball” (Internet Link) and “The Storm” (C: 557-60) (Note: “At the ‘Cadian Ball” is a prequel to “The Storm,” so be sure to read both. Read “At the ‘Cadian Ball” first!)
Edith Wharton (C: 813-14) (829-30): “The Other Two” (C: 814-27)
Sui Sin Far (879): “In the Land of the Free” (880-86, only in 7th edition) or “Mrs. Spring Fragrance” (C: 865-73)
Use these questions below to guide you as you complete your reading responses for short stories (fiction). I suggest that you choose only a few questions to answer in your response–but make the response a paragraph–don’t number your responses. You will probably notice that some of the questions are similar and that some of the responses may overlap–that’s fine. Your response should reflect your own thoughts and analysis of the story. Your response to each story should be at least 200 words (but will probably be longer) and should show that you have read the story carefully. You should mention the names of characters, details from the story that support your response, incidents in the story that affect your reading of it, etc. You must use quotations from the stories in your responses.
1. What did you like about the story? What did you dislike? Why?
2. Who is your favorite character? Is he or she like you in any way? Would you make the same decisions (or react in the same ways) in the same situations as this character? Why or why not? Which characters remind you of people you know?
3. What did you learn about American history, society, art, literature, philosophy, science (etc.) from this story? What research might you do to help you understand the story better?
4. What did you learn about life from the story?
5. In what ways do you identify with the story?
6. How would you describe the writer’s style or voice? Style includes use of irony, symbolism, figurative language, point of view, etc.
Here’s an interesting checklist of literary style that you might find helpful: Checklist: Elements of Literary Style
7. What are your favorite sentences, passages, words, etc. from the story? Explain your choice.
8. What would you tell a friend about this story?
9. Who would you recommend this story to and why?
10. What value does this story have for you?
11. What connections do you find between the life of the author and his or her work?
12. What questions did you have after you finished the story?
13. What words did you look up?