ENG242_190 Short story interpretation Discussion boards7

2 Discussion Boards (250 words each)
***7.1 Discussion Board***

With “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” we see an angel who has arrived to collect our main characters’ son. This is his mission. This is his quest. However, due to his crash-landing and imprisonment, the angel is unable to complete his goal. 
Consider “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” from multiple angles.
Initial Post Instructions

First, do Foster’s requirements for a quest apply to a character whose mission is thwarted from the start? Is there any difference between the “stated reason to get there” and the “real reason” (Foster 3) when a character is so quickly imprisoned? 
Whether or not you believe in angles, accept the conceit of their abilities for our discussion. Why is the angel unable to complete his mission? Why can’t he overpower mankind? Why isn’t an additional angel sent to bring the son to heaven? Is Marquez making a statement about humanity with this story?

***7.2 Discussion Board***

For our final discussion question, you will write about either “The Swimmer” or “The Man Who Was Almost a Man.” Here we have two characters on very different quests: for Cheever, a middle aged man journeying back home through the swimming pools of his wealthy neighbors; for Wright, a young man on a quest to get an object he believes will make him manlier. Though both are on journeys, one character’s is coming to an end while the other is just beginning. 
Initial Post Instructions

Respond to one of the following:

For “The Swimmer” consider Neddy’s journey and setting.

How does Cheever use the element of setting to grant the reader access to Neddy’s mind?
As he makes his way through his journey, is there a point at which it becomes clear that Neddy’s task is perilous and that everything may not be what it seems?
Identify that point (or those points) in the story and discuss the extent to which setting is representative of Neddy’s psyche.

For “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” consider Dave’s mother and Dave’s ultimate journey.

How do you judge Dave’s mother as a character?
Given Dave’s youth and the racial elements of this story, is his mother being a good mother by forcing her son to be honest or do the circumstances of Wright’s story suggest that she should have lied?
When it comes to Dave’s journey, where is he going and how will his fate play out?
Is this a youthful mistake he will soon realize and end up returning home or has Dave truly left his family behind?

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more
error: Content is protected !!
Open chat
You can contact our live agent via WhatsApp! Via + 1 3234125597

Feel free to ask questions, clarifications, or discounts available when placing an order.

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code CLASS