The Trouble with Jenny's Ear Essay & Project Ideas

Oliver Butterworth
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1. Traditional small-town virtues include neighborliness, a regard for nature, and a sense of tradition rooted in local history. How do the townspeople of Pearson's Corner demonstrate these virtues? Use specific examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

2. One critic has claimed that The Trouble with Jenny's Ear perpetuates unflattering female stereotypes. Do you think this is a fair criticism? Compare Mrs. Pearson to her daughter Jenny, to Miss Romaine, to Harold, and to Joe Pearson. How does Mrs. Pearson react to new situations? Is she an interesting character in her own right?

3. A major theme of The Trouble with Jenny's Ear is the need for privacy in everyday life. Research how the U.S.

Constitution protects the individual's privacy from outside intruders, even those using electronic devices.

4. Across the United States many citizens' groups are calling for "slow growth...

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