Write a 2-page literary analysis of one of the short stories from the assigned readings for Module 02, 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, 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. Research includes at least one outside library article on the work selected.

Your paper must be written in APA format. Use the APA template from the Course Guide to complete this assignment. You should have an APA cover page; two full pages of essay text with in-text citations, quotes, and lines from the readings; and a reference page.

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Rasmussen’s Library and Learning Services team has developed a LIT3382 Modern World Literature Course Guide with links to resources to help support students’ academic endeavors. To help you in writing a literary analysis, you will find a link to the Literary Analysis Guide in the Module 02 tab of the Course Guide. The Writing Guide and APA Guide may also assist you with the writing requirements. You can access the course guide in your Module 01 course tab.

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

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