English 102 Journal 3

Journal Entry 3

Pick ONE Topic Question

1. “Sonny’s Blues” (Baldwin 67-93): Baldwin writes this story out-of-sequence; which means, the timeline is not chronological. Baldwin begins in medias res. What does he achieve by beginning the story as he does? How does the order in which the events are related later in the story affect your experience of reading and interpreting its meaning? Use at least one citation to support your claim.

2. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (O’Conner 412-425): The grandmother is associated with the past from the beginning of “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” What was the past like, according to the grandmother and Red Sammy? How was it different from, and better than, the present? Use at least one citation to support your claim.


Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Portable 12th Edition. New York: Norton, 2017.

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