Everything you need to understand or teach The Best American Short Stories of the Century by Katrina Kenison.
The Stength of Emotions
The short stories found in this book range from the year 1915 through 1998. These stories will have different point of views and subjects that they focus on but many of the stories show the importance of emotions and the strength that they have. Love, and sometimes lust, is seen as a driving force in stories such as "The Other Woman," "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin," and "Janus." "The Other Woman" was written in 1920 and "Janus" was written in 1986. Despite the difference in the years that these stories are written in they have a great many things in common.
Another emotion that is looked at is fear. Fear is a strong driving force for several characters in stories such as "The Second Tree from the Corner" and "The Key." In both of these stories the characters are so concerned with safety in... View more of the The Best American Short Stories of the Century Summary
The Best American Short Stories of the Century Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: