Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels Topics for Discussion

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Why does everyone remember Miranda's Aunt Amy so fondly? Would they feel the same way about her if she had not died young?

Who is more independent: Miranda's Aunt Amy, or her Cousin Eva? What do they do to stand up for themselves?

How is Miranda like Aunt Amy and Cousin Eva? How is she different?

Is Mr. Thompson guilty of murder? What about Mr. Helton?

What role does Mr. Helton play in the lives of the Thompson family? How does he improve their lives?

What types of narration are seen in "Pale Horse, Pale Rider?" How is the narrator unreliable?

What are some examples of the prevalence of death in these stories?

What do you think is the meaning of Miranda's dreams?

How does the character of Miranda change through the years? How does she stay the same?

In "Old Mortality," Miranda says that she has...

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