Respond to both questions with a paragraph of between 10-20 lines for each, including subquestions.
Answer critically and thoroughly (don’t state the obvious) as befits scholarly work. Explain your positions with details and/or interpretation.
Practice using a rule of 3 (or 2 or 4, etc., as appropriate) to organize your response.
Do not fill up your answer with someone else’s words. Use as few quoted words as possible.
Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood
In “Reading Blind” (p. 1435), Atwood gives her criteria for judging whether a story is “good.”
– Using these criteria, how would you rate “Happy Endings”?
2.A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley
The narrator’s father makes three separate responses to the story.
– Account for each of them.
– Do they cohere? (Look up cohere)