Lesson 1 (from The Most Beautiful Woman in Town)
One of the driving themes of "The Most Beautiful Woman in Town" is how people objectify themselves and each other. Cass, the titular "Most Beautiful Woman" is indeed what the title suggests, though, to her, this is not the advantage that others would believe it to be. She feels out of place within her own family, who believe she should use her beauty for good without appreciating the wildly talented and intelligent mind Cass happens to possess. This might suggest why she has gravitated towards Bukowski, who openly admits that he is ugly, hence her attraction to him. Bukowski tries to help Cass as much as he is able, though, in the end, his love and support cannot overcome the pain and uselessness that Cass feels. This lesson will explore objectification in this story and how it affects both Cass and Bukowski.
1) Class Discussion: Who...
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