write a symbol essay 1

Select one of the following: John Steinbeck, “The Chrysanthemums;” Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper;” Ursula Le Guin, “The Ones who Walk Away from the Omelas;” Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery;” Sherman Alexie, “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona;” Ha Jin, “Saboteur 0”

Draft: Write a 700-word essay that responds to the following questions:

  1. What is the name of the story? The author? Year published?
  2. What is the story about? (short paragraph)
  3. Who is the main character and what are the main qualities?
  4. What elements are repeated?
  5. Why or how are they functioning as symbols?
  6. Think of an updated version of the story. How would you modify the story to make it take place now? Describe the names, places, and other elements.
  7. DIY Blockbuster! A lot of movies and television series are based on updates and modifications of classics. Here’s a chance to create your own.
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