The Best American Short Stories of the Century Topics for Discussion

Katrina Kenison
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Pick a character from one of the stories that you felt you could identify the most with. Explain what it is about this character, or the story, that made it easy for you to have a connection or an understanding with this character.

In the story "The Country Husband" Mr. Weeds goes to the psychiatrist and in the next passage seems to be happy. Explain why the author doesn't relate what is said in the doctor's office. Speculate on what was said or what conclusion that Mr. Weeds came to that restored his happiness. Explain your answers.

In the story "The Hitch-Hikers" Harrison admits that the guitar is the reason that he picked the two men up. Explain what the guitar possibly represents. Why is it significant that it was given to the small colored boy? Explain your answers.

Narcissism and low self esteem...

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