short story essay

 Midterm essay

Please note, I expect that all essays:
•5 pages 
• Have an engaging title (NOT Essay #1).
• Adhere to MLA formatting guidelines for documents and in-text citation
• Include a Works Cited page
• Be proofread for typos, grammar issues, and spelling errors.
• Use evidence from the reading you are analyzing in the form of direct quotes (a ballpark number of quotes to use for this essay is 4-6).
• Should not use personal experience.


Choose a character from one of the stories we read (she/he does not need to be the protagonist) whose mind is pulled in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, cultures, or influences. Identify the two conflicting forces and analyze how this inner-conflict illuminates the meaning or theme of the narrative.

Link to story: