A lot is going on in Walter’s story, “Anything Helps.” Focus on some aspect of it (whether structural, stylistic, thematic, etc.) and develop an interpretation of the story in a coherent essay. For example, one might think about the nature of language, the slipperiness of common phrases, and communication. Or one might think about the issues of class in the story. To play off the title, anything goes! But you need to use lots of textual evidence to make a few different, but related points all of which serve your main idea. So, pick and group together related passages and think about what you can say about them. Consider making an outline before you start writing (but of course, allow yourself to diverge from it once you’re in the thick of things).