Write an essay examining how a text (short story or poem) of your choosing (I chose Ballad of of the Landlord) makes a statement about a social issue (class, race, gender, ageism, cultural identity). What claim does the story seem to be making? How does it use literary devices to illustrate its point? Is the text speaking to a specific audience or society? how does the text show this? Use professional writing. Do not use personal pronouns like "you", "us', "our", ect. Instead use "individuals" or "society." Avoid summarizing the story - instead focus on answering the questions and explaining wy the quotes and passages you've chosen are significant.