A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor & “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara
Using both short stories above . Identify and classify the major conflicts of their plots, identify the climax, and demonstrate which of the conflicts are resolved in the both short stories.
400 words min
On a SEPARATE sheet of paper answer the follwing question in paragraph form only from the short story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara. 500 words,MLA FORMAT…
1. The narrator of “The Lesson” is a young lack girl, looking bac on a time when she was still younger. How do you know that the narrator has some distane from the girl she was? Characteruze the voice of the narrator,Sylvia. What does it tell you?
2.What political “Lesson” does Miss. Moore want to teach? How does she go about teach it? Do the children learn it? What about the narrator? How do we know?
3. This story has a strong political perspective? Do you feel preached at? Do you feel the that the story has been manufactured to prove a point? or does the story feel alive, the characters real, the political point a natural outcome of the situation?
4. Miss. Moore sees herself as a teacher. How would you charaterize her? is she simply a mouthpiece for the writer? or is she a dramatic character?
5. How does the story make you feel about the toy store, about one family being able to buy a toy boat for what it would cost a family of six or seven to eat for a year?
6.Compare and contrast the story as social, politial fiction to Gordiner’s “City Lovers,” Achebe’s “The Madman,” Jackson’s “The Lottery,” Paley’s “Zagrowsky Tells.”