Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Edwin Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory,” if the townspeople had guessed Cory’s need for their companionship, would they have been able to rescue him from his loneliness?

Would Miniver Cheevy have behaved differently if he had actually been born in an earlier time period?

In “Mr. Flood’s Party,” why is Eben Flood said to wear an “armor of scarred hopes outworn”?

Just how good was Flammonde at winning people over to voluntarily finance his stay in Tilbury Town?

What is suggested about human nature when Dionysus’s accuses Demos of wearing a mask to cover up his true motives?