Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall settings for the stories. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the stories? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Select three stories from this collection and explain the significance of their titles. What did the author mean by naming the stories like she did? Cite examples to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Haze Motes. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 4
Create a brief character study of Mrs. Lucynell Carter. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her...
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