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Betty Clarke and Mary Rogers, both appearing in "Pleasure", are very similar in some ways. Compare the two characters. Choose any other story with two characters who are either markedly similar or dissimilar. Write a comparison of those. Then compare either Betty Clarke or Mary Rogers to either of the other characters.

Several of the stories depend heavily on symbolism as driving forces. For example, the eleven-year-old boy named Jerry in "Through the Tunnel" comes to believe that he has to make it through the underwater tunnel. Why? What does the tunnel symbolize? List at least two other examples of the use of symbolism.

Describe how the character Rose in "Notes for a Case Study" comes to break her engagement with George. What happens to her over the coming years? Does she ever regret her decision to break off that engagement? What do you...

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