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Monday, November 18, 2013

The Bet, by Anton Chekhov

The Bet, by Anton Chekhov

1) How long could you endure the sort of isolation that the protagonist endured?

2) Would such a situation be less burdensome today? It would be presumed that you wouldn't have access to smart phones or the internet, but would video games and DVDs make the situation easier?


Friday, August 30, 2013

The Coup De Grace, by Ambrose Bierce

The Coup De Grace, by Ambrose Bierce

1) Bierce seems to feel that it can be justified to kill a dying man to end his suffering. Does he make his case well? Do you agree or disagree?

2) What will the major's reaction to Madwell's action be?


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe

1. What's the significance of the cat's name being "Pluto?"

2. Is there anything supernatural going on with the second cat, or is everything that happens simply a result of the narrator's alcoholism and growing insanity?


Monday, February 4, 2013