The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe how environment plays an important role in the development of the characters in the short stories. Use specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

What role do social groups and social situations play in the short stories?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and compare two different characters from the short stories. How are they alike and different? What makes them both unique but somehow connected?

Essay Topic 4

How does Jean Stafford use nationality as a border?

Essay Topic 5

How is conforming to meet society's standards a theme throughout the stories in this book?

Essay Topic 6

Do any of the characters in the short stories recognize their own weaknesses? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 7

A common theme in Stafford's stories is that nothing is constant. Love, illness, and emotions waver. How is this true in 3 of Stafford's stories?

Essay Topic 8

Explain how relevant the title of 3 different short stories is...

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