1. Imbedded within Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story “TheYellow Wallpaper,” is her critique of the role and place of women in Westerncultures. What does Gilman see as the plight of women in her own society? Whatis the cost to women of being consigned to that plight?

 2. "The Cask of Amontillado" uses a first-personnarrator (a narrator that is a character in the story), and, sometimes,first-person narrators can be untrustworthy.

◾How trustworthy or untrustworthydo you consider the narrator? 

◾Are there any ways that thenarrator might be manipulating the truth? 

◾How would you describe thenarrator's thoughts toward himself and his actions?


3. In Kate Chopin’s “ The Story of an Hour,” after learningof the supposed death of her husband, Mrs. Mallard closes the door to her roomso that her sister Josephine cannot get in, yet she leaves the window open. Whydoes Chopin make a point of telling the reader this? How might this relate tothe idea of being "free" and to the implicit idea that she is somehowimprisoned? Do other words in the story relate to this idea?

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