Well Being Experienced Through Literature
take on the role of a literary critic. The job of the critic is to read, question, and dissect the technical and substantive elements of a work of literature to gauge quality, effectiveness, and ability to convey information. Imagine, for the sake of this activity, that you are writing an article for a literary magazine on the short stories of two notable female authors. Your article provides an evaluation of each storys ability to convey perspective on womens health and well-being. To prepare for this Assignment: Remember thatt the opening paragraph is a blueprint for the essay Review characteristics of a short story in the Glossary of Terms and Techniques for Literature and Creative Writing document located in this weeks Learning Resources. Define health and well-being. Do these terms have different meanings to different people? Compare and contrast depictions of physical and psychological health and well-being in the stories of Gilman and Chopin. Consider how the authors convey their perspectives on health and well-being. The Assignment: Write a 2-page analysis of Gilmans and Chopins works on womens experiences of physical and psychological health and well-being. Explain how your own definition of health and well-being can be applied to each piece.