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Engl 2000 Index
Below you'll find links to sample student essays written for this class. Their formatting has been slightly altered for computer screen readability; be sure to follow the format on our syllabus instead of copying these essays.

NEW: Daniel Barnes's essay examines the emotional baggage on Lt. Jimmy Cross in Tim O'Brien's story "The Things They Carried"

Holly Buell's essay analyzes the character of the husband in Raymond Carver's story "Cathedral."

Gregory Hedgepeth's essay interprets the significance of names in Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People."

Edward Crump's essay explicates the theme of Raymond Carver's poem "Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year"

Celia Wells's essay examines Granny's loss of control in Katherine Ann Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall."