Objective: In a well-organized, thesis-driven essay of 3-4 pages, you will be reading two short stories and comparing and contrasting the relationship that each narrator has with their significant other. You only have to compare two relationships–meaning that you do not have to compare all of the relationships.
Each relationship has a varying degree of severity as far as issues are concerned. For example, The relationship in Aurora suffers from domestic violence as well as heavy drug use. The relationship in Eye of the Night suffers from poor communication etc. I think your thesis should focus on routine, communication, and love. If you want to compare a different aspect of the relationships, that is fine. The stories:
Eye of the Night– Karla Suárez
Aurora–Junot Díaz Short
The Lie–T. Coraghessan Boyle
Please use textual evidence to support your claims. (At least two quotes per story)
Please use the MLA format when you are citing your sources.
A Works Cited page is required. Plagiarism of any kind will result in immediate failure (see syllabus). (Times New Roman 12 point font)
Do not use “I,” “my” or “you.”
Do not use contractions.
1000-minimum (Not including the Works Cited page)
The Essay is due April 8th.