Week 3 Discussion


Question 1

Initial Post: Discuss how setting is established in one of the works read for this week. How does the setting advance the tone/mood of the work? Cite specific scene(s), and if setting is also symbolic.

Question 2

Initial Post: Consider how symbols convey the central meaning of one of the works you read this week. How might the symbols presented be considered both conventional and/or literary? How do the symbols convey the theme and/or meaning of the work?


You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.


Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.

  • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  • “A&P” by John Updike
  • “The Enormous Radio” by John Cheever
  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
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