750-1000 wordsEmily Dickinson’s poem “I’m nobody! Who are you?” and Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice” deal with two poles of human interaction: anonymity and passion. Take one or both of these two poems and, having analyzed one of both of them, use it/them as a basis for analyzing the human interactions in two of the short stories read so far. Good candidates for such analyses would include Dobyns’s “Kansas,” Joyce’s “Araby,” Carver’s “Cathedral,” Updike’s “A & P,” Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Eggers’s “Accident,” but if you have another story or stories from our readings thus far that you would find a richer vein of ore to comment on, then go with that!
and 100 words for :Carefully reread Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” (261-267) and poem “Photograph of My Father in His 22nd Year” (483), then click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oapV2DzeYBw for a brief biographical sketch of Carver’s life. At one point in this clip, Carver himself is quoted as saying that the material in his poems and short stories is not, strictly speaking, autobiographical, but writings don’t “come from nothing” but have to be constructed from materials he experienced in his life. Comment on how “Cathedral” especially seems related to what little you are given here of Carver’s life, and in what ways the story differs from it. The poem about the picture of his father can also contribute to your musings. In the latter, is the “speaker” of the poem, who we are tempted to identify with Carver himself, an unreliable narrator? Why or why not?