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Conduct research to find out more about women’s roles in the early-20th century. Use this information to more thoroughly compare and contrast Margaret Fleming and Rose Morrison.

Choose one of the artistic movements of early- 20th century America, such as realism in literature or cubism in the visual arts, to investigate. Then imagine you are a journalist, and write an article about this movement.

Read one of Ellen Glasgow’s novels. How do the characters, situations, and gender roles compare to those in ‘‘The Difference’’ ?

Find out more about the Bohemians in Greenwich Village. Do you think Rose Morrison accurately reflects their sensibility?

Imagine that you are a psychologist. How would you analyze Margaret Fleming’s actions and motivations in the story? (Conduct research as necessary.)

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