Begin by reading the instructions for completing Assignment …

Begin by reading the instructions for completing Assignment 2 in the Unit 2 Portfolio Instructions page. This discussion will you explore and analyze the theme, plot, and setting of the story you choose for your essay. Choose between these two stories: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien (97) “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez (406) answer the following questions in your initial post: What is the theme of your story?  In other words, what do you think the story is about?  Do not use proverbs or clichés.  The theme is not “a penny saved is a penny earned,” or “the grass is always greener on the other side.”  A theme is not a message as much as it is a topic. Plot: What is the most important moment or event in the plot?  Why is it the most important?  How does it show the story’s theme? Setting: What is the story’s setting? Consider multiple aspects of time, location, atmosphere, and so forth to discern the role that setting plays in the story’s events.  How does it support the story’s theme?