The Cape Ann Topics for Discussion

Faith Sullivan
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Trace the major events that bring Lark from a state of childlike thinking to one of a child growing up.

Trace the symbolism of the word "dusty" throughout the novel.

How do the fairy tales harm young Lark? How do they benefit her, if at all?

Compare and contrast female and male roles during the Depression in America.

Why does Mama keep Bubba's watch and the letter from Earl Samson in her bureau drawer? Why does Lark want to keep them?

Describe how the pursuit of the American Dream can indirectly turn into a nightmare.

Explain the notion that family members are indeed strangers.

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