Readings: Fiction – Araby (288) and A&P (163)
You can also listen to a narrated version of A&P here: https://wn.com/john_updike’s_a&p
Compare and Contrast: A&P was written as a “spiritual ancestor” to the story Araby. How is A&P “modernized” compared to Araby? Provide 2 examples of this modernization and explain how they reflect different culture values compared to the values/concepts seen in Araby.
2 significant paragraphs needed for credit. Please use quotes from the story to backup your argument.
How does Araby show the development of a child to an adult?
Number your response 1-3. Find 3 quotes in Araby that display this evolution and put them in quotation marks. Give an in-depth analysis 4-5 sentence analysis of each quote and reveal how it fits into the story and development of the character. Try to connect your ideas with personal or modern day examples if possible.
QUESTIONS: ARABY AND A&P BOTH DEAL WITH ISSUES OF YOUTHFUL CONFUSION. WHAT “PROBLEMS” DO THE CHARACTERS IN THE STORY HAVE WITH GROWING UP? WHAT IN SOCIETY OR OTHERWISE HAS CAUSED THESE PROBLEMS? HOW ARE THE THE PROBLEMS “MODERNIZED” FOR A&P?
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