Thursday, February 26, 2009
Short Fiction Essay Topic
I have chosen to do option 3 for my short fiction essay. This topic has to do with the narrators of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas," and what each narrator is trying to convince the reader of. In "The Tell-Tale Heart," the narrator is apparently trying to convince the reader that he is not insane. Obviously, the ending of the story proves exactly the opposite. In "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas," the narrator seems to want to convince the reader that Omelas really is a perfect place, that it is not made worse because one person must suffer greatly, and that if this person could be free, they are so debilitated that they would actually gain little. However, the way the story is written seems to try and convince the reader that the treatment is wrong as well.