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Literary Analysis see all those dots, there? yeah, they’re all pieces of information.
What does Literary Analysis mean? It’s an investigation. It’s a search for what authors do on purpose. (because EVERYTHING they do is on purpose.) Names? on purpose. Setting? on purpose. Conflict(s)? on purpose. Mood? on purpose. Tone on purpose.
Names? Sakkaros -- their name was a play on “sucrose”, which means “sugar.” The name was chosenon pirpose because it gave away the ending. Princess/Peasant/King -- the names were chosen on purpose because we don’t need to know their names. It’s not important. We only care about their positions in society. Queenie -- because it wasn’t her real name. She was given that name by another character. Guess why? Sammy -- This certainly isn’t a “professional” name. Any ideas why the author chose such a childish name? Mary/Patrick Maloney? Well, there’s a lot packed into those names. Ask me about them.
Setting? Picking up from that last one...why would “Lamb to the Slaughter” take place in the home? It’s very important that A&P takes place in a grocery store. Anyone can go in the place, but the place sets the rules. At the same time, the place is begging for everyone to enter. What’s the point of setting “The Lady, or the Tiger” in a “colosseum”? Finally, why the fair in “Rain, Rain”? Why a town-with-no-name in “The Lottery?”
Conflict(s)? Why is it important that everyone envies the Sakkaros? Why have the Princess fall in love with a Peasant? Why give her an unsolvable problem? What’s the ultimate conflict between Sammy and Queenie? What conflict is set up when Tessi Hutchinson complains that the lottery (in “The Lottery”) ‘Isn’t fair’?
Mood? What’s the overall mood of “The Lottery”? “The Lady, or the Tiger?” “A&P”? “Lamb to the Slaughter”? “Rain, Rain...”?
Tone? (this is how the author feels about the story/characters) The author of “A&P” states that, after his decision, Sammy realized how hard the world would be from here on out. What does this tell you about how the authors feels about Sammy’s decision? How does the author of “The Lady, or the Tiger?” feel about people who make rules on a whim? What about the author of “Rain, Rain...”? What does he really think about being false? How can you tell that Roald Dahl supports Mary Maloney’s decision to kill her husband?
SettingConflict MoodTone Answer each of these questions in at least 5 bullets Where is it? Why is the place important? When is it? Why is the time important?