All of the stories this week represent or explore various challenges in life. Those challenges can be personal, professional, or part of a wider situation or context (national or even international). Using examples from works by at least three of the four authors assigned for this week, what challenges do we see the characters or personas (the poems are not necessarily autobiographical) facing? What argument does the text seem to make in terms of facing challenges like the ones described? What can we learn or take away from reading these texts that might help us in facing or understanding our own challenges?
In addition, your initial post needs to be at least 450 words in length.The discussion instructions state that these responses are to be your own original responses to the readings and are not to use any outside sources.