A Day in the Dark Discussion Questions

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Read over the passages in which Barbie describes the landscape of Moher. Write a poem or a short sketch describing a scene in nature and your own or a character's emotional response to it.

Read Bowen's "The Demon Lover" and compare its themes to those of "A Day in the Dark."

Bowen lived in a "big house" much like the one occupied by Miss Banderry. Investigate the history of the region of Moher to get a sense of the changes that occurred that would have affected Miss Banderry. How do you think a woman like her would have lived before her family lost the milling business? How do you think this loss affected her? Use details from the story to back up your views.

Bowen had a difficult childhood as she continually moved from house to house and she eventually lost both...

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