Topic: The family relationship in short stories.
Research question: Who is the relationship between the husband and the wife in short stories.
Rationale: Whenever I asked someone about the family, they generally talk about how the husband and the wife are working together to build the family. I want to prove that this is not the only relationship in stories.
Current thesis statement: The relationship between the husband and the wife in short stories usually show how the wives are dealing with bad husbands.
Folktales, Indian. ” The Good Wife and the Bad Husband.” Poread Web. Available at
(This is an Indian Folktales story. It is about a wife who everyone used her and a miserly husband. They were a rich family and the wife did a lot of charity but the husband did not like it. She had to choose between continue doing the good work and let her husband punish her or get rid of it?)
Checker, Melissa. “In The Evenings.” East of the Web. Web. Available at <http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Even.shtml>
(This story is about a husband who is not taking care of her husband. He does not want to go with her wife shopping. She had to face this issue and adopt herself with it.)
Fischer, Ann. “Blind”. East of the Web. Web. Available at <http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Blin.shtml>
(This story is about a wife who had to face the issue of a husband who does not support his wife.)
Lawson, Henry. “The Drover’s Wife.” East of the Web. Web. Available at
(It is about a wife who had to face a lot of trouble and to be strong to support and take care of her children while her husband was absent for six months