english 102 discussion board 3

Choose ONE question. Respond in a well written one-paragraph or more response. After responding to a question (from either reading), you will respond or “respond to” one peers’ responses. Your response should be a well written one-paragraph or more response.

“A&P”

1. How is the “male gaze” represented in this story?

2. What are some examples of when the narrator passes judgment on other characters?

3. Is Sammy a universal character? Can he be relatable no matter the social, historical, cultural, or political context?

“Boys and Girls”

1. How does the narrator learn the difference between being a girl and a boy? What character(s) show her this?

2. How does the narrator’s relationship with her father change as she learns what it means to be a “girl”?

3. What does Flora represent at the end of the story? How is the horse a symbol?

Textbook

Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Portable 12th Edition. New York: Norton, 2017.