The Flowers Questions and Answers
What is the significance of the final sentence "and the summer was over" in Alice Walker's short story "The Flowers"?
What does Myop's name add to the other features of her characterization in "The Flowers" by Alice Walker?
How does Alice Walker establish the setting and atmosphere in the first two paragraphs of "The Flowers"?
How does Alice Walker use the symbol of flowers to show Myop’s coming-of-age experience? Use text from The Flowers to support your answer.
How does Myop's poverty compare to other kinds of poverty (e.g., that of someone who is poor and lives in the city)?
How does Alice Walker use literary techniques and elements to create a complex character in “The Flowers”?
What are the symbols and their representations in "The Flowers," by Alice Walker? What is the significance of the word flowers in the title?
Explain the theme of the loss of innocence in "The Flowers" by Alice Walker and what the theme shows. The theme of loss of innocence in "The Flowers" by Alice Walker
How does Alice Walker use literary techniques to express the theme of how innocence is lost in "The Flowers"?
How does the author of "The Flowers," Alice Walker, use the symbol of flowers to illustrate Myop's coming-of-age experience?
In "The Flowers" by Alice Walker, what is the location of the crime scene that the dead man in the woods is found? What is the type of setting and the city, state, and region of the US?
Although Myop is surprised, she does not change as a character immediately. What specifically forces her to change? What action shows that she has changed?
Using examples, compare the story "The Flowers" by Alice Walker to the movie "Crash" by Paul Haggis.
What is the significant difference of events in the lives of the two young characters of "The Flower" by Alice Walker and "A&P" by John Updike? Does reading the two stories in combination produce a message of culture and identity in America?
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