Essay Topic 1
Dorothy Parker often portrays the relationship between men and women as adversarial. Support this observation by providing and analyzing evidence from both her short stories and her poetry. Be sure to use specific examples and quotations when appropriate.
Essay Topic 2
Examine Dorothy Parker's use of death imagery in both her short stories and her poetry. What purposes does this imagery serve? What themes do these images support? Be sure to use specific evidence and quotations to prove your observations.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Dorothy Parker's use of irony in both her short stories and her poetry. How do both genres approach similar themes? How does irony help to develop the themes? Be sure to provide examples from both short stories and poetry.
Essay Topic 4
Choose two characters from different short stories that seem to share similar traits and analyze their similarities and differences. How do...
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