Essay Topic 1
Will J.P. and the narrator recover from alcoholism? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The themes of both despair and hope figure in "Where I'm Calling From." Is the story ultimately more hopeless or hopeful? Give examples to back up your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
Explore the different ways in which eating is used as a metaphor in the story, and what each mention of food or eating signifies.
Essay Topic 4
Describe the different ways in which physical vulnerability figures into the story and why.
Essay Topic 5
Compare and contrast the personality and outlook of the narrator's wife and J.P.'s wife. How does each react to her husband's alcoholism? Who is the stronger character?
Essay Topic 6
Who is the more reliable storyteller, J.P. or the narrator? Give examples to back up your opinion.
Essay Topic 7
Many details in the story are vague, while...
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