Please address one or more of the following questions in your response. Remember to keep these brief–about a paragraph or so in length.
1) How do Hempel and Englander make their narrators’ anxiety apparent? One way of answering this might be to look at the stories’ structural similarities — how the scenes are arranged, how transitions are handled, etc.
2) Both of the writers are using elements from “real life.” Englander is an American who lived for several years in Jerusalem in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and Hempel’s story is dedicated to the woman who provided the model for the sick friend. With that in mind, are these honest stories? Why or why not?
Extra bonus points if you can come up with a relationship between “honesty” and structure . . .