Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Explore O'Connor's obsession with chickens and then peafowl. Discuss how her obsession for birds grows after the photographer comes to visit. Why do you think her obsession follows his visit? What feelings does O'Connor seem to have about the photographer's visit? Consider the fact that he never visits again. A spokesperson from each group should tell the class what the group talked about.

Essay Topic 2

Explore O'Connor's feelings about the peahen. What does she seem to admire about the female birds? Why do you think her admiration of them is so brief? What does her admiration of the female birds seem to represent?

Essay Topic 3

Look at O'Connor's conscious decision to let her birds take over her life and her farm. At what point does she realize she has to decide to choose whether she wants to keep her birds or let them rule her life...

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