Family Roles

Summary:CRITICAL ESSAY ONE: Pick from the stories we have read so far and use two outside sources (some will be available on the class blog) and write a three page critical essay. Use quotes from the stories and from your two outside sources.Here is the link to the blog:https://eng102fallonline2020.blogspot.comRefer to the example MLA paper in class resources for how to set up the paper. MAKE SURE YOU USE CITATIONS FOR QUOTES! This was not required in the short essay!Pick ONE (not one from each section, one overall of the essay topics below for your paper. USE TWO OUTSIDE SOURCES!!!Family:1) What statement does “Sonny’s Blues” make about the relationship of art to life or about the relationship of art to suffering? Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay about how Sonny uses art to aid in his suffering. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.2) Explain the complicated relationship between Sonny and his brother. How does the setting of Harlem at the time of the story (1950s) play a role in how the two brothers led such different lives? Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.3) In ” A Pair of Tickets” how does the narrator’s view of her own father change as they see him in different settings? How does this effect the family as a whole? Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.Symbolism:4) Three of the most important symbols in “The Lottery” are the lottery itself, the black box and Old Man Warner. Explain how these three symbols have larger meaning within the story. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.5) Using ““The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,”can you think if any analogy of the child in the room in our society? If so, who is the child, and who suffers at its expense? Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis.6) One of the central themes found in “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” “The Lottery” is groupthink (Look at the class blog for definitions) Use example from these two stories to explain how it played a role in each story, as well as TWO outside sources.Your introduction should include:Title and authors of primary (stories we have read in class) textsYour thesis (Which depends on the question you write about from above)Never end or start a paragraph with a quote.Cite outside sources within in your text; if it appears on your works cited page it has to be used in the paper (direct quotes or paraphrasing).Always keep in mind: is this quote proving and supporting my thesis? If not, do not use it!