CHOOSE ONE of the following for an essay response.
1.De Maupassantâ€™s story â€œThe False Gemsâ€ ends with an abrupt and obscure conclusion. What purpose does this cryptic closing paragraph serve?
2.Explain the function of irony in â€œThe False Gemsâ€. Make sure you clearly understand ironybefore developing your argument.
3.One common theme in Perraultâ€™s fairy tales is that of an individualâ€™s ability to advance economically by individual merit or supernatural intervention. Explore the significance of this theme in oneof Perraultâ€™s fairy tales covered on the syllabus.
4.To what extent do Perraultâ€™s â€œMoralsâ€ at the end of his fairy tales illuminate or contradict the message of his stories? (Choose just one fairy tale for discussion.)
5.How does the setting of Poeâ€™s â€œThe Black Catâ€ OR Perraultâ€™s â€œBlue Beardâ€ contribute to one or more of the storyâ€™s themes?
6.What purpose do the references to animal cruelty have in Poeâ€™s â€œThe Black Catâ€?
7.What is the effect of the subjective narrative voice in either â€œThe Black Catâ€ or â€œThe Yellow Wallpaperâ€? Make sure you understand and define the subjective point of view before developing your argument.
8.Explain the significance of one or more of the symbols in any of the short stories included in the syllabus up to January 27, 2020.
9.Discuss the theme of generational conflict or sibling rivalry (conflict between parents and children or between the older and younger siblings) in one of the fairy tales on the syllabus.
10.How is heterosexual love and marriage depicted in ONE of Perraultâ€™s tales?
DUE: Jan. 26, 2020
DOCUMENTATION: Please document your sources in the MLA parenthetical format. Secondary sources are not required for this essay (in fact, I would prefer you to use only the primary source and develop your own ideas), but if you do consult other material of any kind for ideas or direct citations â€“ whether those sources are published or unpublished, in print or on the Internet — please document the work appropriately in MLA.
FORMAT: MLA style: Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, stapled at the top left hand corner (no duo tangs, please).