Using the two short stories by O
Henry of "Mammon and the Archer" and "The Last Leaf" discuss the theme of
1 Define and explain the theme of selflessness. What is selflessness and what
kind of selflessness is seen in these two stories.
2 Find three points within each story that seem to match up or contradict each
other that DIRECTLY RELATES TO THE THEME. These points can be made with
characters, setting, tone, situation... Example: which characters display
selflessness and how do they show it. Or what situation exists that proves this
selflessness? or what symbols show this selflessness? The points have to show in
BOTH stories, whether in the same way or differently. 3 Find specific lines in
the dialogue or the narration to prove what you are saying. The point and the
quote must be consistent with the definition of the theme of selflessness.
4 Show how each point relates to the theme through transitions and connections.
5 Pull it all together at the end by bringing back the theme and reiterating
without repeating how these stories prove this idea either in the same way or
Do not summarize any of the stories!!! thank you!