. 1. Write a paragraph summarizing in your own
words one of the stories listed below. 2. Write a paragraph that discusses the point of view in the story. What is
the point of view? Why does it work? 3. Answer ONE question below for WHICHEVER story you have chosen
to write about. A. What is ironic about the story, “Sanctuary,” by Nella Larsen? B. Why do you think Mrs.
Mallard dies when she sees her husband alive in the story, “Dream of an Hour” (or “Story of an Hour”)? C.
Compare and contrast the weight of tangible things and intangible things in the story, “The Things They
Carried.” How does weight contribute to the theme? D. Describe the ways in which the killer in “The Tell-Tale
Heart” is an unreliable narrator. E. For the story, “To Build a Fire,” explain why the dog is smarter than the man.
F. What does the snake symbolize in the story, “Sweat”?