Guidelines

Topics: Fiction, Citation, Short story Pages: 3 (357 words) Published: August 27, 2013
Historical/Biographical Approach
* How is history (or the author’s biography) related to the short story? * Expound on your points and ideas by citing lines from the story.

Moral /Philosophical Approach
* What morality or philosophy in life does the short story teach to its readers? * Expound on your points and ideas by citing lines from the story.

Formalism Approach
* Analyze the elements of the short story.
* How do the elements help establish the overall message of the story?

Psychoanalytical Approach
* Examine the three parts of the major character’s psyche. * Explain how sexuality motivates the behaviour and the struggle of the protagonist. * What symbols that are linked to sexual pleasure are made apparent in the story?

Archetypal Approach
* Identify and analyze the recurring patterns or symbol/s in the story. * Expound on your points and ideas by citing lines from the story.

Feminist Approach
* What female roles are pointed out in the story?
* Explain how society imposes gender gap.

Marxist Approach
* Discuss the struggle within classes (the haves vs. the have-nots/the elite vs. the socially impoverished). * How does power remain constant or shift throughout the story?

Reader Response Approach
* How do you relate with the short story?
* What are your personal responses to the short story?

NOTE:
Regardless of the approach used, the plot of the story should be pointed out.

Criteria:
Content (Are the questions clearly answered?
How in-depth are the responses and discussions?)- 25
Organization (Are the points logically organized?
Are the major points followed by supporting details?) - 15 Grammar and Mechanics (Is the text grammatically accurate?
Are punctuations correctly used?)- 10
TOTAL- 50

Deadline of Submission – August 23
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