Life in the Iron Mills, and Other Stories Topics for Discussion

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Who is Deb? What is significant about her? Why does the narrator start her story with Deb? Why does Deb go to the iron mill? Why does she stay? What does Deb do to help Hugh? Is this a genuine effort to help, or is Deb trying to cause trouble? Why does Deb get a lesser sentence compared to Hugh? How is this influenced by the time period in which the story is set?

Who is Hugh? What does Hugh do for a living? What hobby does Hugh have? Is Hugh talented? Why does Hugh not quit his job and pursue his hobby? What do the visitors say about Hugh's hobby? Why do they not help Hugh? What does this decision cause Hugh to realize? How does Hugh act on this realization?

Discuss social class. What class of people are Hugh and Deb? Could...

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