Discussion: Causing Trouble
Great work! You just analyzed “Paul’s Case” using cause-effect analysis, and you learned that this is also a way to examine history, psychology, sociology, and even philosophy (Remember the chicken-egg conundrum?). Now it is your turn to try your hand at it.
- read the story In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway. carefully, then write a one or two paragraph cause-effect analysis that:
- States the author and title of the story.
- Identifies the key event in the story.
- Discusses the cause(s) of the event.
- Discusses the immediate effect(s) of the event.
- Discusses the long-term effects(s) of the event.
- Uses examples and quotes to support the analysis.
- Avoids logical fallacies including:
- Post hoc cause (Because A occurred before B, A caused B).
- Questionable Cause (Because A and B are associated, one caused the other).
- Reversal of cause and effect (The cause and effect stated are actually the reverse).
- Inconsequential Cause (The cause stated is a minor cause).
- States the theme.
*Remember: causes and effects can be difficult to see. You must consider the following as possible sources for causes and effects:
- Political climate
- Internal monologue