Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Bullet in the Brain," by Tobias Wolff.


Think about how Wolff uses exposition in this story...  Trace the "now" back to the "then," and back again.
What are the differences between the voice of the story and the main character of the story?
What work does the "bullet" do narratively?

"The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick

"The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick.


How does the voice of this story convey such intense emotion?
How does Ozick characterize these characters without re-victimizing them?
Point out some "objective-corellatives" Ozick uses...