For this response essay, we are going to get a little more creative with things. Choose from one of the prompts below:
1. In “Hills Like White Elephants,” we have a conversation between two characters that is very vague, but reveals a lot about the characters and what is going on in their lives once you analyze the conversation. For this option, you will write a story from the point of view of one of the characters in the story, revealing more to us then what we get from the story. You can write from the man’s point of view, from the girl’s point of view, from the waitress’s point of view, or bystander–you choose. Be creative and be sure to work in clues and information from the story that apply.
2. In “Why I Live at the P.O.”, we have a story told from one character’s point of view–Sister’s. Well, we all know there are many sides to a story, right? For this option, you will choose one of the other character’s from the story (besides Sister) and write a letter from the person to Sister or tell the story from that character’s perspective. What really happened? Is sister telling the truth, or are her versions of events biased?
Be creative! This should be 2-3 pages long, double-spaced. Please used MLA format (Times New Roman Font, size 12, double-spaced, page numbers upper right, so on and so forth)