Three Famous Short Novels Topics for Discussion

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In "Spotted Horses," what exactly does Ratliff suspect Flem Snopes and the Texan of trying to do?

In "Spotted Horses," why does Henry so badly want to buy a horse?

In "Spotted Horses," what is the significance of the fact that the trial is conducted in a different venue?

In "The Old Man," why are none of the characters given any names?

Compare the depictions of justice and law in "Spotted Horses" and "The Old Man."

"The Bear" resembles other coming-of-age stories in many ways, especially its setting. In what ways does it differ?

Ike, the name of the main character in "The Bear," is short for Isaac, the name of a Biblical figure who is referenced in the story. What is the significance of this name? Is there a symbolic relationship between the two?

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