Essay Two: Literary Analysis with Synthesis
For this essay, you will write a response to two of the following three essays Bliss by Katherine Mansfield, Cathedral by Raymond Carver, and The Astronomer's Wife by Kay Boyle (all of which will be distributed in class). In this paper you will engage in a response to the readings that focuses on one common element such as: the types of relationships the characters share, the response of the characters to their situations, relationship dynamics, relationship intimacy or lack of, the strength or lack of strength of the husbands or wives… This paper is not a simple comparison/contrast. Rather, you must determine what you have learned from each of these readings regarding one common topic and then express what is shown to you by way of observation, direct reference/quotation, and discussion of those references/quotations.
This paper is to be 4-6 typed pages. You will use MLA style citation and in-text citations in this paper.
you can get both short stories by googling them