Students should read “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”(424) and “To Build a Fire“(481) in their textbooks.
Collect 5 split-quotes over each story. Look for quotes that are detailed descriptions of realistic people, places, events. Look for depictions of things the characters / narrators see, hear, smell, taste, feel, etc. Also look for quotes that clue you into what is going to happen in the end. Both stories have twisted / unexpected endings.
We will view short film versions in class then seminar over both stories.