In this discussion, we ask you to compare Alexie’s “The Search Engine” and Keats

In this discussion, we ask you to compare Alexie’s “The Search Engine” and Keats’ “On Looking into Chapman’s Homer”( and try to find connections between them. There are obvious differences between them: one is a poem, the other is a narrative; they are set in different time periods and cultures. Yet there is at least one common theme: both the speaker in the poem and the main character in the story are profoundly inspired by the discovery of a book.
In your post, address one of the options in Question 1 and Question 2 in about a paragraph each.
Question 1 (select one of the following and address in a paragraph):
Option A: What does finding the book by Harlan Atwater mean to Corliss?
Option B: The ending of the short story is abrupt. What do you make of it? What do you think happens next, and why?
Option C: So many of Harlan Atwater’s experiences are parallel to Corliss’s, and they even come from the same area. Yet Corliss can’t find any family members or fellow Spokanes who know about him. What do you think is the significance of this?
Question 2 (address in a paragraph):
Keats’ poem, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” has one particular element in common with the story “The Search Engine”—both describe how an individual felt after discovering a book. How does Keats’ response to finding Chapman’s Homer resemble Corliss’s response to finding Harlan Atwater? How does it differ?

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