1 page only of either topic below.
Choose one of the following topics. Plan your essay. Write your first draft. Then revise and edit your draft, and write your final essay. Be sure to identify your audience, purpose, and task before you begin planning.
My Antonia, Tom Sawyer, and Ethan Frome are all set at least 100 years ago. Compare and contrast the settings in terms of their appeal to the reader. Which setting is the least threatening and most inviting? Which setting seems the most unpleasant? Support your opinion statements with examples from the selections.
In “American History,” Elena experiences her own personal tragedy. How does it compare with the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination in terms of immediate impact and long-term effects?