Before class discussion last week, I asked my students to write for a few minutes about the stories they read. Mostly, I'm checking to see who read what while also letting them get warmed up for discussion.
My question: Which story did you like better, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" or "The Things They Carried"?
"I enjoyed 'A Good Man is Hard to Find.' It cut threw the fabric of what women want. It had true emotion and in my opinion, was very delightful. It's a great story describing the character of a person and what it takes to fall in love."
Uh, really? Which part was so very "delightful"? Was it when the grandmother gets shot in the head?