The Collected Stories of Colette Topics for Discussion

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Which aspects of characters from Colette's early stories appear in her later works? Give details and examples.

Colette's representations of women are nuanced and varied. Compare and contrast negative and positive representations of women in her short stories.

How is childhood characterized in Colette's stories? Compare and contrast "The Sick Child" with Colette's writings about her daughter and goddaughter.

Colette wrote many stories about the music hall. How does she use gender to contribute to this atmosphere? Give details and examples from specific stories.

Compare and contrast Colette and her friend Valentine. Discuss how the characterization of their relationship changes throughout Colette's stories.

Many of Colette's stories present love as a mixed blessing. How do Colette's short stories characterize marriage? Give details from individual stories.

Colette's male characters come in a variety of forms but usually serve as foils for females somewhere in the story. Describe the...

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