A New England Nun Discussion Questions

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A Humble Romance and Other Stories and A New England Nun and Other Stories in order to get a more complete picture of rural life.

Most historians consider the major forces that shaped the nineteenth century in America to have been the Civil War and Reconstruction, urbanization and industrialization, European immigration, and the expansion westward, including the building of the intercontinental railroad and the gold rushes of 1849 through 1899. Pick one of these factors and research its impact on American life. Can you find evidence of this impact reflected in "A New England Nun" or other stories by Mary Wilkins Freeman? Are we still feeling the impact of this factor today?

Mary Wilkins Freeman claimed that one of the things she was interested in exploring in her short stories was the legacy of Puritanism in New England. Do some research on Puritanism, perhaps...

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