Short Stories

 
• Discuss the symbolism/metaphor of the birds in relation to the narrator, his mother, and his father throughout the story, “Shadow on The Wall” by Charles Mungoshi? (One paragraph)

• Why does the author continuously tell describe the soldier as fat in the short story, “In the Shadows of War” by Ben Okri? What is the purpose of this? How does it make the reader feel toward the soldiers? (One paragraph)

• In “Closer” by David Malouf, What is the significance of the lines, “…What I thought, in the dream, was that lumpy coarse-stemmed grass was the same on both sides, so why not? If one thick blade didn’t know any more than another that the fence was there, why should his feet?” (1 page in length)
• http://www.nai.uu.se/research/finalized_projects/cultural_images_in_and_of/zimbabwe/literature/mungoshi/
• http://www.uaf.edu/files/english/in_the_shadows_of_war.pdf
• http://benokri.co.uk
• http://literature.britishcouncil.org/ben-okri
• http://literature.britishcouncil.org/david-malouf

 

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