Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the concept of Matriarchy. How does this concept apply to Dorothy and how does it affect her life? Describe different matriarchal figures or objects that Dorothy encounters later in her life, beyond her childhood.

How does Dorothy's own quest for motherhood tie into her involvement in her various causes, and how does it tie into her desperate need for constant canine companionship?

Discuss feminism. How is Dorothy a pioneer for feminism, and does she intentionally seek the cause of feminism? Compare and contrast the ideas of feminism in regards to rebellion, and explore the reasons why Dorothy prays to stop writing like a woman.

Is Dorothy's relationship with Robert Benchley a healthy one? Why or why not? What about her relationships with Eddie Parker or Alan Campbell? Discuss co-dependency with regards to these relationships. Discuss co-dependency in regards to her early involvement with...

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