Monthly Archives: August 2013

William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let me start out by saying “A Rose for Emily” is a difficult read! If you found yourself reading through the story a few times and still not quite understanding the plot, don’t worry. Much of this blog post is … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Part Two)

I want to continue discussing Gilman’s “TYW.” This is such a rich and complex piece of literature that it is impossible to cover every aspect of the story I would like to. (We could spend weeks just on this one … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Part One)

I first taught “The Yellow Wallpaper” back in 2009 as part of a literature course on isolation. Since then, Gilman’s short story about her narrator’s descent into madness has been one of my favorite pieces of literature to read with … Continue reading

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Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”

I want to continue our course with another deceptively subtle short story, Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” (Chopin is pronounced “SHOW-pan.”) Chopin was originally from St. Louis, MO, born either in 1850 or 1851. Rather than go into … Continue reading

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