Readings: Fiction – The Yellow Wallpaper (571), Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? (114), A Hunger Artist (669)
Yellow Wallpaper – Journal
Where are you Going? – Journal
A Hunger Artist – Journal (pg 336)
question 1 : Character Profile: What is the “condition” of the woman in The Yellow Wallpaper?
Identify 3 possible causes for her problem and use quotes and plot points to argue your idea. 3 paragraphs required – 1 for each possible cause.
question 2 : Psychological Analysis: What is Connie’s relationship like with her mother? What about the rest of her family? How does that alter the events in the story? How can relationships mold young people in negative ways? What consequences may be hinted at by the end of the story?
Examine in a short paragraph of 6-7 sentences using specific examples for full credit. Modern comparisons are welcomed in addition to the primary response, as long as the questions above are answered thoroughly.
question 3 : 1) Describe the hunger artist himself. Why does he do this? What does he get out of it?
2) Describe the nature of spectacle in his performance. Why is it important and who does it benefit? How is spectacle present in our modern society?
question 4 : “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Where Are You Going? Where Dave You Been?” both deal with women’s issues, however, these issues are not always immediately apparent.
What do these stories say about the female experience in America? Explain and defend examples from both stories.
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