The Economic Struggle
For this paper, you will need to research and examine the economic setting in the story. Identify the time and place of the story. What was happening economically in that region at that time, and do the characters in the story seem to reflect these economic conditions? How does the getting and keeping of economic power shape your character’s existence and/or activities? This is the question I would like you to answer, as it is the central idea upon which Marxist literary criticism rests. You must research the economic setting of the story you choose, and you need to cite your sources.