The Other Woman Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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1. Given the husband's insecurity, hesitancy, tentativeness, etc., why do you think he made such a strong point of his love for his wife? (Reread the opening of the story.)

2. Why does the main character make so much of the contrast between light and dark, the mind when asleep and the mind in the waking state?

3. Do you find something childish or just plain naive in the husband's whole attitude toward his own feelings about "his" two women?

4. In what ways might this 1920 story be considered expressive of life and domestic relations today?

5. Why do you think Anderson failed to give his characters names? Do you think they are supposed to represent allegorical figures, simple stereotypes, or something else? What does this namelessness tell you about the storyline and the author's attitude toward his characters?

6. As you consider "The Other Woman" and its implications, what, if anything, in your...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Other Woman from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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