Short Story Essay Topics AP English 12 Choose one of the prompts below as the basis for an original essay of approximately 750 words. In responding, you must make reference to at least two works we have studied. Your paper must follow MLA formatting criteria, complete with parenthetical page references, a title page, and a works cited page. 1. With reference to at least two works, discuss how different authors portray teenagers. 2. Compare and contrast attitudes towards women presented in at least two different works. Conversely, you may choose to compare and contrast how men are portrayed. 3. Fully discuss how at least two different characters respond to poverty. 4. With reference two at least two different works, show how authors create realistic characters. 5. Discuss how different authors create realistic dialogue. 6. Compare and contrast the various internal struggles encountered by different characters. 7. Show how different works deal with issues of race or class.