Topic for practice in-class essay:
Due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 2
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Justice has been a theme of several of the works we have studied thus far this semester--"The Three Strangers" and "Trifles" perhaps most clearly, but also, arguably, "The Story of an Hour," "The Necklace," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and "The Masque of the Red Death."  Discuss the theme of justice in one or more of these works by answering this question:  Based on the evidence within the work, what appears to be the author's (or authors') vision of justice?

Your paper should be between 450-500 words in length, typed, double-spaced, using MLA format.  Give yourself approximately 75 minutes.  This paper will not count for a grade, but I will respond to it carefully to help you prepare for the final essay, which is also timed, as you know.