Essay Topic 1
How are plants and animals described in the stories? What roles do they play in the drama being played out among the characters? Using examples from three of the stories, describe how plants and animals figure in Barrett's book.
Essay Topic 2
Several of the stories in "Ship Fever" feature the scientific method. Using specific examples from the three stories, describe the importance of the scientific method in Barrett's stories.
Essay Topic 3
Barrett's characters also use other methods in addition to the scientific method. Using specific examples from the three stories, describe the alternatives to the scientific method in Barrett's stories.
Essay Topic 4
Do men and women in Barrett's story approach science differently? Are there masculine and a feminine ways of knowing? Are those categories fixed or flexible? Use specific examples from three stories in your answer.
Essay Topic 5
Many of Barrett's stories center around relationships between...
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