Exam Prompt: At the end of the story, Pancake crafts a final image of Hollis suc
Exam Prompt: At the end of the story, Pancake crafts a final image of Hollis suc
Exam Prompt: At the end of the story, Pancake crafts a final image of Hollis succumbing to the reality of his dire situation. Pancake uses funeral imagery to describe Hollis as he takes his nap, and we can assume Pancake wants to convey how dead and hopeless Hollis feels. But why? Now, look back at the story and develop a thesis explaining which elements from the story help to understand/reveal/prove why Hollis feels like he is attending his own funeral. Provide support for your claims; Use quotes from the text Develop your analysis in each body paragraph but only one point per paragraph Discuss his main conflict within the story/why he would feel so dead You may want to analyze symbols/symbolism which help to reveal his feelings You may want to describe and/or use examples from the text /Pancake's descriptions of the setting to support your understanding of Hollis' feelings Maybe discuss family relationships, guilt and neglect--are these factors? 5 paragraphs intro 3 body paragraphs conclusion

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