The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the objectification of women in Bukowski's stories in the following format:

Part 1) Cass from "The Most Beautiful Woman in Town."

Part 2) Tanya from "The Fuck Machine."

Part 3) The body from "The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California."

Part 4) The prostitute from "Trouble with a Battery."

Part 5) The prostitute from "The White Beard."

Develop a strong thesis statement and cite specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

What role does alcohol play in Bukowski's stories? Specifically, describe Bukowski's relationship with alcohol. In what ways does this inspire and stifle his creativity? What are some of the symptoms of his alcoholism? How does this affect his health and life? How does Bukowski himself feel about his reliance on alcohol? Does his alcohol inform his writing or impair? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Bukowski's relationship with employment...

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