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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnathalas View Post
    Thanks, it sounds really good. I may go out and read it now. :]
    You can read it online:
    http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jatill/...cularRuins.htm

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    Sweet, thank you. :]
    SCREAM 'till you feel it
    SCREAM 'till you believe it
    SCREAM and when it hurts you
    Scream it out loud

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    How about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for imagination vs. Reality? It can be read here, and is rather short.

    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/6821/thurber.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnathalas View Post
    I am currently planning the curriculum for next year's lit class as a final project. I am desperately in need of short stories and poems to relate to the themes I have selected. I need at least one short story and three poems for each unit.

    What I have thus far:
    Unit One
    Characterization and Plot Developed Through a Journey

    The Poisonwood Bible
    The Things They Carried
    Huckleberry Finn
    Jane Eyre
    Unit Two
    Revenge

    Frankenstein
    Hamlet
    Macbeth
    Unit Three
    Non-Conformity

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    Catcher In The Rye
    A Clockwork Orange
    1984
    Unit Four
    Imagined Vs. Reality

    A Farewell To Arms
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Don Quixote


    I will be eternally grateful to those willing to help. Fell free to also suggest more books that seem well suited for the themes.
    oh my goodness--for "revenge"--though i might be bending the definition a bit---the lady or the tiger.

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    So far I've thought:

    Unit One
    Characterization and Plot Developed Through a Journey

    'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' - Coleridge

    Unit Two
    Revenge

    ‘Revenge’ – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

    Unit Three
    Non-Conformity

    ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ and/or ‘Benito Cereno’- Melville

    Unit Four
    Imagined Vs. Reality

    'The Turn of the Screw' - James (not sure is quite short enough to count as a short story, but I thought I'd suggest it nonetheless).

    I hope they are of some use, I'll add more if/when I think of them.

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    Oo and for Unit One you could use 'The Journey of the Magi' by Eliot.

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    Journey -- Maupassant, Boule de Suif (don't know what the English title is).

    Revenge -- Poe, The Cask of Amontillado

    Non-conformity -- Melville, Billy Budd
    or Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    Imagined vs. Reality -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdgerhl View Post
    'The Turn of the Screw' - James (not sure is quite short enough to count as a short story, but I thought I'd suggest it nonetheless).
    It's a novella.

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    Revenge -- Poe, The Cask of Amontillado
    Good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slobone View Post
    Journey -- Maupassant, Boule de Suif (don't know what the English title is).
    I think it's just the same. That's the only way I've ever seen it written anyway, the only difference being that the name of the collection changes to 'Boule de Suif and Other Stories of the War' as opposed to 'Boule de Suif et Autres Contes de la Guerre'

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    For more Borges,
    Vengence there is Death and Compass and Two kings and the Labirinty. The Alleph may be in the reality vs. imagined. If it is long enough, Bioy Casares Invention of Morel deals with that as well.

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    What about Poe's "The Amontillado" for revenge?

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