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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