Annotated Bibliography

Minot, Susan, Lust: & Other Stories. Open Road Media, 2010. Print.

The article by Susan Minot titled Lust is a piece that includes twelve short stories that share on the common theme of male-female relationships. The primary focus is on the challenges that teenagers face where they have to go through failing and failed relationships. The typical mechanism involves the narrator or primary character having more investment in the partnership than their partner. Meanwhile, the other partner does not feature in a more prominent manner or may be lacking interest in the relationship altogether (Minot, Lust: & Other Stories). It thus connects to the theme of adolescent sexuality because many young people tend to face difficulties in overcoming problematic relations and in the process becoming vulnerable to manipulation and being used by their partner. It is valid because it covers the subject of lust that is a huge challenge for many people in their development years. It will thus be appropriate to the greater theme as it is more specific to the research project as it covers the problem that many teenagers face as partners tend to invest differently in the partnerships.

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Wall, Stephen. Asking Too Much. Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol. 159. Gale: Literature Resource Center, 2002. Print.

The resource Asking Too Much by Wall is set to critique the trend where the younger generation appear to focus on the material issues as opposed to concentrating on the bond that it related to sexual intimacy. It has since promoted women to avoid engagement as they opt not to lose in the process. The relevance of the story is from the apprehension that it details the experiences that young women go through in their sexual lives. It is typical to find that relationships are characterized by one of the parties seeming to be using the other. Wall explains the problem associated with this behavior as it is huge challenge for adolescents when one makes sexual advances but still seems not to be satisfied by what is offered in the relationships. The validity of the resource is thus based on the apprehension that it is more suited to the target audience, the women, who often find themselves in abusive sexual relationships.

Abby, Werlock. “Minot Susan.” Encyclopedia of American Short Story 2 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Werlock Abby’s text titled Minot, Susan is a resource that focuses on the author’s biography and details the fact that Minot’s collection is centered on the theme of sexual relationships as opposed to familial ones. It is appropriate for the research because it builds on the greater subject of the sexual identity of adolescents as described by Susan Minot (Abby). The resource explores the researcher’s interest in the subject of sexuality for teenagers and will thus prove to be relevant when assessing the theme as it affects the female gender as the author. The article will also be helpful in the research process because it will ensure that one understands the varied topics on the subject of adolescent sexuality as presented by the author.

Minot, Susan. “Contemporary Liteerature Criticsm.” Born December 7 (1966): n. pag. Print.

The article by Susan Minot titled December 7 is a resource that explores the author’s biography and the undertakings she has undergone in her life. It is centered on specific publications such as Monkey where it is described that the author examined love, death, and sexual intimacy. It also mentions issues that teenager face related to social convention and unsatisfying relationships that appear to be the greatest obstacles they face in their personal lives (Minot, “Contemporary Literature Criticsm”). The importance of the resource to the subject is that it draws into the subject from a more personalized perspective because it begins by expounding on the author’s experiences and what inspired her to write on the subject. It will thus be relevant to the research paper because it provides a more realistic way of describing the subject of adolescent sexuality as it is based primarily on the author’s experiences.

 

Works Cited

Abby, Werlock. “Minot Susan.” Encyclopedia of American Short Story 2 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Minot, Susan. “Contemporary Liteerature Criticsm.” Born December 7 (1966): n. pag. Print.

Minot, Susan, Lust: & Other Stories. Open Road Media, 2010. Print.

Wall, Stephen. Asking Too Much. Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol. 159. Gale: Literature Resource Center, 2002. Print.