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Appearance versus Reality: The Relative Nature of Truth



 GenreTitleAuthorLiterary Period  LinkAdditional Link 
 Novel The Great Gatsby (1925)      F. Scott Fitzgerald  Modernism audio book 2013 movie
 Drama The Glass Menagerie (1944)  Tennessee Williams  Modernism  text  1987 movie
 Drama Death of a Salesman (1949) Arthur Miller Modernism  text 1985 movie
 Short Story "The Minister's Black Veil" (1832) Nathaniel Hawthorne Romanticism text audio book
 Short Story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1869) Bret Harte Realism/Naturalism text  audio book
 Short Story "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (1890) Ambrose Bierce  Realism/Naturalism  text  audio book
 Short Story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" (1898)  Stephen Crane Realism/Naturalism  text 
 Short Story "To Build a Fire" (1902) Jack London  Realism/Naturalism  text  audio book
 Short Story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (1953)  Flannery O'Connor  Post Modernism  text 
 Short Story "Where Are You Going, Where Have... (1966)  Joyce Carol Oates Post Modernism text 
 Poetry selected poems (1897-1921) E. A. Robinson  Modernism  texts 

Essential Questions:
Is truth universal and forever?
How do we know if something is real? When are we deceived?
Is honesty actually the best policy?
Which is more important: the illusion or the reality?
Are we more likely to be guided by appearance or reality?
Can the illusion ever become the reality?
How can point of view affect our perception of truth?

Can you think of any essential questions?


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