Character in Short Fiction


Character in Short Fiction

Part A: Choose a character from one of the short stories that you read this week. Now, consider the character’s ethics by examining her/his reactions to problems or challenges. Draw a table with two columns. In the left-hand column, briefly describe several crises, moral dilemmas, or junctures that require the character to make a decision. In the right column, state the action that the character took at this point in the story.

Challenging Event Character’s Response

Part B: Write a few notes evaluating the relative wisdom, effectiveness, and ethical nature of the character’s decisions.

Part C: Repeat these steps using a character from a second short story that you read this week.

Part D: Write at least one-half page (175 words) comparing and contrasting the two characters, focusing on the ethics that they use to respond to crises, solve problems, and make decisions. Be sure to explain each one’s role in the appropriate short story.

Part F: Put together all the materials from Parts A, B, C, and D into one document. Remember that claims in all parts of the assignment should be substantiated by excerpts from appropriate sources. Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries used in the assignment should be arranged according to APA rules of style, and in-text and reference citations should be provided, also formatted in APA style. Quoted material should never exceed 25% of the document. Post the final document in the

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