Select 2-4 stories and explore the roles of women. What do these stories describe? How do they convey a message about the roles of women?
Describe the struggles between the upper and lower classes in Italy throughout the time periods these stories represent. Select three stories that best illustrate these struggles.
How does geography impact these stories? Choose three stories and explain how geography helps to develop the characters and plot.
Choose one story and explore how marriage is represented in it. What message is the author trying to convey about marriage?
Choose three characters that could be described as victims. Explain how each character fits this definition and what the literary value of having a victim is.
How is religion a character? Choose 2-3 stories and explain how religion acts as a character in each story.
Explore the use of symbolism in this collection. Choose three symbols...
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