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The Short Story and Allegory

Posted: December 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


We’re continuing our short story unit with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic “Young Goodman Brown.”  the week of December 10th.  Your assignment for this one is to decode the various parts of the allegory and put together what moral, social, or spiritual experience Young Goodman Brown’s one night journey represents: young goodman brown.

Then we’ll read: “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor.  This story is a big part of what converted me to an English major, so be careful with this one!  🙂  While you are reading, pick out ten quotes and details and assert their significance, just like you did with “Young Goodman Brown” and “Hunters in the Snow.”  We’ll use this Power Point to guide our discussion and analysis: A Good Man Is Hard to Find .

If time permits, I’d love to be able to sneak in  “Greasy Lake” by T. Coragessan Boyle, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood, and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin.  But I know you’re all praying for snow, so I guess we’ll just see what we can get done before break.