Close read Kelly Link story and answer one of the two prompts
Prompt 1: Symbolism:
Explore the concept of monster as revealed in this short story. While the monster is a real entity, there are plenty of other entities in this story that could be labeled as monsters, as well: what other monsters are revealed in this story, and what do you think Links purpose is in exploring these monsters? How does this exploration of monster relate to the theme, the message of this short story?
Prompt 2: Narrator and POV:
What type of narrator does Link employ in this short story? How does it shape the readers interpretation of the story? Use evidence from the short story to make your argument. If the narrator POV were to change, what would you choose and why? Explain and summarize how the story would be different based upon your new POV.