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English 30-1 Short Story Unit Exam (Part 2 - Written)

Read each question carefully before answering.
You may NOT write about the short story you presented on in class.

Please indicate which short story you presented on:

The Destructors by Graham Green Laura De Jaegher

Please indicate which short story you presented on:

The Destructors by Graham Green Laura De Jaegher

Answer each of the following questions in one complete and articulate paragraph using relevant evidence from the short stories presented on in class.

1. Identify and compare two symbols found in two different short stories presented on in class.

The glass rose in The Glass Roses by Alden Nowlan and the girl as a symbol from Boys and Girls by Alice Munro symbolize an object and a human that are both fragile and intricate. The girl is young and growing up and very fragile because she is just becoming who she is and has a desire to become something that isn’t as fragile as just a girl who is told what to do by society’s image and her own family’s opinions. The glass rose represents fragility as well and also a past that the rose can represent. The rose also represents a bond between Stephen and Pollack, compared to the girl and her brother, Laird. The girl and her brother do not share a bond because they are such opposites in the time of the 1940’s because males and females were not equal, males were always superior.

2. Identify two characters from two different short stories and explore either their similarities OR their differences.

Pablo from the Wall by Jean- Paul Sartre and the girl from Boys and Girls by Alice Munro are similar in the way that in both stories they feel like they are condemned to something such...
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