Santa Barbara City College Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Essay
Short Fiction Essay
When a character in short fiction experiences a dramatic moment so intense that it cannot be avoided or ignored, what happens to the character? What happens when that character adapts or does not change at all? Write an essay on “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, delving into the problem of how a character faces a potentially life-altering event. Show why the character is put in the presence of that event and who or what forces the character into that position.
In the environment of an academic setting, what can we say we are trying to work out for ourselves by reading fiction?
1500 words, MLA style (see owl.purdue.edu for MLA handbook and formatting guide). Word count is min/max; you must come reasonably close to this word count to avoid penalty. Define the terms of the assignment; define all your terms in your paper. Address the assignment fully.
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