Write an essay comparing the ability of a particular space to alter a persons life, basing your argument on examples from all four of the essays listed below:

Directions: ability of a particular space to alter a persons life

Please select one of the following topics and write a 4-6 page (1,000-1,500 words) essay. Your essay should thoughtfully and thoroughly analyze the texts listed for each question, being informed with concrete evidence and support from our textbook. You will want to have an engaging and original title and introduction with an arguable thesis. Body paragraphs should be organized with topic sentences and transitions, supported with concrete, detailed, and relevant details and evidence.
The conclusion should be memorable.
Double-space your essay and links to an external site.and attach a complete “Works Cited.”

Please select one of the topics below for your essay:

  1. Write an essay comparing the ability of a particular space to alter a person’s life, basing your argument on examples from all four of the essays listed below:

Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path”
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Admontillado”
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”

  1. Write an essay comparing the role played by gender in all four essays listed below:

Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path”
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Admontillado”
William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”
How does gender affect the experience of space? What space and images are associated with it?

  1. Write an essay discussing the various transformations through which the Little Red Riding hood tale goes. Consider all four versions listed below:

Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm’s “Little Red Cap” (Translated by Margaret Hunt)
Anne Sexton’s “Red Riding Hood”
Agha Shahid Ali’s “The Wolf’s Postcript to ‘Little Red Riding Hood’”
Gary Soto’s “Behind Grandma’s House”
(Topics and questions adapted from Literature: A World of Writing, Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays, Eds. David L. Pike and Ana M. Acosta, Boston: Longman, 2014. 607)

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