Stone Butch Blues Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Leslie Feinberg
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Feinberg use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the taboo of homosexuality in the 1960s. Compare and contrast homosexuality in America during the 1960s to homosexuality in America today. What major changes have occurred both positive and negative?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the novel's title STONE BUTCH BLUES. Why did Feinberg choose this title? Is there an understood message in the title? Is there another title you can suggest that might be more appropriate?

Essay Topic 4

Explain the symbolism of Jess' motorcycles. What does a motorcycle signify in the butch-femme world? What role does it play in the story?

Essay Topic 5

Create a character study of Jess. What are her physical characteristics...

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