Carson McCullers Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Does the theme of loneliness in Carson McCullers’s work equate with, or contradict, her social accomplishments?

Are McCullers’s literary themes typical of other twentieth-century southern writers?

What weakness is at the core of the character of Frankie Addams in The Member of the Wedding?

Discuss the imagery of perception in Reflections in a Golden Eye.

The dialogue in McCullers’s novels is not remarkable, their significant conflicts of the inner variety. Given these facts, how does one account for the success of the plays based on them?