English 9 Honors - Short Story Unit
Dr. Gen

Reading and Analysis

Please be sure you have read and have a thorough understanding of the following short stories found in your anthologies The Language of Literature (Orange) and Arrangement in Literature (Arrangement).

Please study the handout of my analysis of the “The Most Dangerous Game.” Use this handout as a model for your own analysis. You need to (1) provide a brief summary of the short story assigned to you. Include the elements of short story (plot, crisis, conflict, resolution, setting, point of view), (2) an analysis of the character development, and (3) a discussion of the themes. Please be very thorough. See sample

Analyses must be typed for duplication for the class. You will also lead the class in a discussion of the short story.

"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell (pp. 84-98) Arrangement
"Phaethon" by Bernard Evslin (pp. 26-31) Arrangement
"With All Flags Flying" by Anne Tyler (pp. 68-74) Arrangement
"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst (pp. 130-139) Arrangement
“Dawn” by Raymond Barrio (pp. 140-146) Arrangement
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (pp. 151-157) Orange Olson
“A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote (pp. 272-285) Orange  Chatterton
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant (pp. 26-35) Orange    Jabbar
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (pp. 207-215) Orange  
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty (pp. 162-167) Orange Gafford
“To Build a Fire” by Jack London (pp. 517-535) Orange  Hingley
“The Censors” by Luisa Valenzuela (pp. 185-190) Orange Lund
“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel G. Marquez (pp. 863-871) Orange Tomakili
“Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier (pp. 74-87) Orange  Amaral
The Beginning of Something” by Sue Ellen Bridges (pp. 324-338) Orange
"The Utterly Perfect Murder" by Ray Bradbury (pp. 799-805) Orange  Gutierrez
"Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing (pp. 373-384) Orange
"The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley JACKSON (pp. 173-182) Orange Vinzon
"Full Circle" by Sue Grafton (pp. 743-754) Orange 
"The Open Window" by Saki (pp. 816-820) Orange Echevary
"In the Family" by Maria Elena Llano (pp. 856-860) Orange Hill

“The Osage Orange Tree” by William Stafford (pp. 104-110) Orange Hogoboom

“American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer (pp. 293-302) Orange  Nesci
“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell (pp. 306-313) Orange Palmer

"Wasps' Nests" by Susan Glaspell (pp. 759-768) Orange
"Two Kinds" by Amy tan (pp. 88-99) Orange
"Where have you been Charming Billy?" by Tim O'Brien (pp. 62-70) Orange

"Brothers are the Same" by Beryl Markham (pp. 359-370) Orange
"My Wonder Horse/ Mi Caballo Mago by Sabine R. Ulibarri (pp. 557-567) Orange
"Powder" by Tobias Wolff (pp. 687-690) Orange

“The Daughter of Invention” by Julia Alverez (pp. 663-674) Orange


Your writing assignment for this unit will be to write a short story which is a sequel to one of the short stories assigned for reading.