Essay Cove

Essay Cove

After reading the following stories, research an article from the embedded library to assist you with this discussion. Use MLA Guidelines for your citations.
Part 1: Danticat: “A Wall of Fire Rising,” textbook pp. 366-378
Part 2 Diaz: “Wildwood,” pp. 413-428
Part 1: After reading “A Wall of Fire,” discuss your thoughts regarding the theme of this story. Explain your thoughts using specific references from the story and your chosen article. (200 – 400 words)
Questions to assist you with your discussion (optional)
What is the role of the female, and mother, in the story?
Is Lili a good mother to Little Guy? Explain.
How do the parents try to create a sense of normalcy for their son? What are their motives?
Part 2: After reading “Wildwood,” discuss your thoughts regarding the theme of this story. Explain your thoughts using specific references from the story and your chosen article. (200 – 400 words)
Questions to assist you with your discussion (optional):
The story begins in second person and then switches to first. What did you think about the change in point-of-view?
Lola and her mother have a very difficult relationship. How did Lola’s response to her mother’s cancer affect your ability to relate to Lola as a character? Did your opinion of Lola change after you learned of her mother’s response to her molestation?

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