Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going, Where Have you Been?
A great but challenging paper would compare this to Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown.
Katherine Mansfield Miss Brill
Bel Kaufman Sunday in the Park
This story is really about masculinity, and can be compared with other stories on this blog. The questions at the end are not of my making. Use them if they help, but write your own thoughts first.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper
Probably the most important short story by and about the female pysche. This link directs you to Gutenberg.org. Be careful not to print up all the pages. You may not want them all.
Shirley Jackson The Lottery
A standard and a classic. The questions at the end are not of my making. Use them if they help, but write your own thoughts first.
Ursula K. LeGuin The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
A comparison between these last two would be apt.