Unit Three: Short Story: Role of Ethics in Society

Unit Syllabus

 

Essential Question(s):

What does ethical behavior look like?
Is it ever ethical to do unethical things when confronted with a dilemma? Why or why not?
How does a person’s ethics drive or guide the choices he or she makes?

Critical Vocabulary:

4 types of conflict
Climax
Resolution
Characters: Protagonist, Antagonist, Dynamic, Static, Foil, Stock
Setting
Figurative Language: Flashback, Foreshadowing, Framework Story, Irony
Point of view
Satire
Symbol
Theme
Tone
Ancipital Title – a title with a double meaning
Stream of Consciousness
Local Color: descriptions of a story
Recommended Short Stories:

Title                                                                 Author

“The Sniper”                                                 Liam O’Flaherty
“Gaston”                                                         William Saroyan
“Flight”                                                           John Steinbeck
“The Necklace”                                         Guy de Maupassant
“The Cold Equations”                            Tom Godwin
“The Fan Club”                                           Rona Maynard
“You Wouldn’t Understand”              Jose Emilio Pacheco

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