As a class, we will discuss the points below.
SHORT STORY ELEMENTS
What is the setting of the story?
What is the point of view of the story: first person, third person or omniscient?
Who is the protagonist? Describe the main character. Is he / she individual, developing or static?
What causes the conflict in the story: external or internal forces? Explain.
What is the theme of the story?
What does Jim give Della as a gift? How is this ironic?
How did Jim get the money to buy Della’s gift? How is this ironic?
What type of irony is used for the end of the story: situational, verbal or dramatic? Explain