The Girls Discussion Questions

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•  Residents of England and the United States both primarily speak English but have very different cultures. These differences are evident in vocabulary, which holidays are celebrated and how they are celebrated, dress, humor, food, sports, and more. One example of this cultural divide is that many English prefer tea whereas Americans generally prefer coffee. Do you know of any other cultural differences between England and the United States? Make a list of at least ten differences, researching them if need be. Share your list with your class to build a master list. Have hot tea with milk and sugar and shortbread cookies for full effect.

•  Some people prefer cats, some prefer dogs, and others prefer neither. In “The Girls,” the sister are definitely cat people, and their cats seem to be reflections of their...

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