1.Define situational irony and then describe how the plot of “The Story of an Hour,” the actions of Dave in “The Man who was almost a Man,” and the goals of Michael Obi in “Dead Man’s Path” reflect situational irony.
2.Delia Jones in “Sweat,” the narrator from “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Junpei from “The Kidney Shaped Stone that Moves Everyday” all experience something or someone holding them back. Are these three characters successful in overcoming and how do they do it? Based on the outcomes of these three stories, what can we learn about the human condition in general?
3. Dee/Wangero from “Everyday Use,” Dave from “The Man who was almost a Man,” and Joy/Hulga from “Good Country People” are similar because they believe their parents are somehow ruining their lives. How accurate are they in this belief?
4. What do the stories, “Young Goodman Brown,” “Dead Man’s Path,” and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” imply about people who claim to be religious? Is this a positive view of worship or a negative view