Write a 2-page literary analysis of the short story attached explaining how the author used characteristics of modernist literature or dystopian elements to create the dominant theme of the short story. You should include two of the terms used in your Module 02 literary terms exercise (Modernism, Primitivism, Stream of consciousness, Dadaism, Surrealism, Anti-hero, Didactic, Utopian Dystopian) , and highlight the unique elements utilized in either modernist or dystopian fiction from your reading this week. Consider the following:
- What was the main theme of your chosen story? (This is the main idea or message of the story). Examples of theme might be man vs. technology, man vs. nature, love, death, coming of age, freedom, the hero or heroine’s quest, etc.
- If you chose a dystopian story, what vision of the future did the reading reflect?
- Which of the literary terms or
characteristics of modernist fiction
did you find in your chosen story? (See your lesson content and exercise in Module 02 for more on these).
Focus as much as you can on how this short story exemplified the genre you have selected. You will also find it helpful to research the selected work online and in our library. You may use more than one article for your paper.