Can you help me understand this English question?
you have three (3) options for the first essay:
1.) A symbol is defined as “something that represents something else.” As you might guess, symbols are used in literature for a variety of reasons. Regardless, the use of symbols in literature is both specific and deliberate. In addition, if a story is well written, symbols will help the reader better understand the characters, the setting, the situation, the context, and the theme(s) of a story. Focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues,” or Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies,” write an essay in which you discuss how the symbols relate to and enhance the main theme and/or main conflict of the story.
2.) Focusing on James Joyce’s “Eveline,” write an essay in which you explain why Eveline stays in Ireland.
3.) Focusing on James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues,” write an essay in which you explain the argument Baldwin makes about race and racism in 1950’s Harlem.
– Other requirements are written in English 102 Essay 1 pdf.