Read Donald Barthelme’s short story “The School” and Tobias Wolff’s short story “Bullet in the Brain,” both in the textbook. Both of these stories are quite short, yet the authors are able to evoke a strong understanding about the setting and the characters. Describe what you know about the setting in both of these stories. How would you describe the setting? What images or information about the setting stick with you? What do you understand about the setting that the authors don’t explicitly say? Then describe what you know about the primary characters in both of these stories. How would describe the characters? What information about the characters sticks with you? What do you understand about the characters that the authors don’t explicitly say? (Minimum 250 words.)
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