Essay Topic 1
Discuss the language style and narrative point of view in “Life in the Iron Mills.” Who is the narrator of the story? Is the narrator’s perspective omniscient or limited? How does the dialogue of the story differ from the expositional style?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the setting of “Life in the Iron Mills.” Where in the United States does the story take place? What river is described as rolling by the town? What era historically does the narrative take place in? What role does the setting play in the story’s subject and themes?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss and analyze the character of Deborah in “Life in the Mills.” How old is Deborah? What physical affliction does she suffer from? What feelings does Deborah harbor for Hugh Wolfe? How do these feelings motivate her actions?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the character of Hugh Wolfe as one...
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