Friday, March 12, 2010
ESSAY #2: ARCHETYPES AND ANALYSIS OF THE SHORT STORY
ESSAY #2: ARCHETYPES AND
ANALYSIS OF THE SHORT STORY
DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010,
AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT EDT
ESSAY TOPIC: Archetypes and Analysis of the Short Story
ESSAY TITLE: ESSAY #2: ARCHETYPES AND ANALYSIS OF THE SHORT STORY
ESSAY STRUCTURE: Analyze and Discuss
ESSAY COMPONENTS: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “A Worn Path” (choose one) and “Archetypes” handout (http://www.flagler.k12.fl.us/media/documents/02053085-6ca6-495a-aa6a-ecb27a004a9b.pdf)
ESSAY QUESTION: “An archetype is an original pattern, model or symbol, a persistent representation of an idea of concept across cultures which seems to represent common patterns of human life . . . making it (the archetype) the basis for universal themes.” (Nix)
Choose from “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “A Worn Path.” Use the “Archetypes” handout to uncover and discuss the archetypes (universal themes) of the story and how they add to a deeper understanding of the character(s) and the text.
ESSAY VALUE: Be sure to include all components of the essay question in your essay. This essay has a value of 100 points.
ESSAY GUIDELINES: Be sure to follow the guidelines for preparing and submitting your essay. Essay guidelines are available here: