Graham Green at al.
Selected Short Stories by British and American Writers
Selected by Gabriella Bonavoglia
These short stories by Graham Greene, Kate Chopin, Bernard MacLaverty, Roald Dahl and Shirley Jackson – all with a surprise ending – explore themes such as appearances and reality, prejudices and beliefs, and isolation – all raising questions which relate to the human condition.
Text analysis activities focus on comprehension, characters, setting and plot, as well as style, language, narrative techniques and themes. Follow-up work offers creative tasks for students – imagining a different ending and point-of-view re-writing – which highlight their personal response to the texts.