Write a paragraph of at least 250 words that answers one of the following questions. You will need to use at least two direct quotations from the text to serve as textual evidence for your response. Your paragraph should include an argumentative topic sentence that responds to the question you’ve chosen; you should also introduce the text and author in the topic sentence. Your response should be in MLA format, double-spaced, in-text citations, and include a Works Cited page. For help with using quotations and citations, see the Start Here folder.
Choose one of the following questions to answer.
1.) Is there a clear antagonist and protagonist of Crane’s “The Blue Hotel”? If so, determine who is the antagonist and the protagonist? If not, why is there not a clear antagonist/protagonist? Don’t forget to use two quotes from the text to support your answer.
2.) What is the relationship of the man and nature/the natural in London’s “To Build a Fire”? What is the difference between knowledge and instinct? How might the dog symbolize the relationship of the man and nature and/or the difference between knowledge and instinct? Don’t forget to use two quotes from the text to support your answer.