Instructions are attached to the word document below.

There are a total of 5 articles to read for this essay. Read it ALL.

Read the story in the links attached below and write a ( minimum of 4 full pages, 12 font, double spaced, MLA style) explaining the below questions:

·      I want you to delve deeper inside the story. What lesson, moral, or universal truth is the author leading readers to?

·      What are the authors saying about society or human nature?

·      What’s striking about the style the author is writing in?

·      What’s more important in a particular story — plot, setting, or character development, for example?

·      What’s the story’s main theme?

·      Read “between the lines” and interpret what you think the story really means, or what philosophical ideas or universal truths the author is using the story to discuss.

– Critique the genre of the entire story of all the articles


“A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor.

“A Summer Tragedy,” by Arna Bontempts.

“Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce.

“Battle Royale”, by Ralph Ellison.