Essay Topic 1
What is the difference between erotica and pornography? Why is one considered to be more acceptable? How does "Little Birds" fall into the category of erotica? Do you personally agree with these assessments? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of innocence in "Little Birds" in the following format:
Part 1) The schoolgirls (and unsuspecting ladies) in "Little Birds."
Part 2) Maria in "the Maja."
Part 3) The narrator in "a Model."
Part 4) Jeannette in "Runaway."
Develop a clear thesis statement and apply it to these characters. Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Why is this book called "Little Birds?" How does the title relate to the activities in the title story of this book? How does this theme relate to other characters and situations? Why is it significant that a...
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