Key to analyzing fiction is the ability to determine what the author is saying about human behavior. His or her message is rarely explicit: as a result, the reader benefits from having a rubric, a checklist of essential elements, so as to have a cognitive map to follow. This study group will provide that rubric. Given the short duration of this study group, there is no specific text. Rather, the coordinators will supply participants with the necessary material in PDF form a week in advance of a session.