Themes, Characters, and Literary Elements of “Badeye” by Ron Rush

Discover and discuss a short story, “Badeye,” by Ron Rush, including the use of elements such as theme, characterization, irony, metaphor, and symbolism.

You will conduct a close reading of the short story “Badeye” by Ron Rush and discuss the author’s use of these devices in his or her structuring and composition of the content. You will closely read (and reread) the chosen story, considering its themes, characters, organization, dialogue, setting, symbols, metaphors, irony, allusions, and other literary elements. Consider which theme is most applicable to the story and what elements contribute the most to that theme. How do these elements contribute to the theme? Why did the author choose to use them this way?