Unit 6 American Lit LC
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Choose either Option One or Option Two
Support your observations and comments by quoting appropriate words, phrases, sentences directly from the work(s) you are analyzing. Remember to always follow a quotation with an explanation of how it supports your interpretation.
Using “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” discuss the following:
Explain how O’Connor uses elements of fiction to address the theme of characters struggling with spiritual questions in bizarre, incongruous situations.
Focus your explanation on O’Connor’s belief that the modern writer must make her “vision apparent by shock: to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large, startling figures.”
Using “Cathedral,” discuss the following:
Explain how Carver addresses the idea that emotional and moral blindness are the true handicaps to be feared.
Focus your explanation on the redemptive qualities of the protagonist’s personal insight.