|Tom Thomsons, "Sunset," 1915, National Gallery of Canada|
1) What does Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party" tell us about class relations?
2) In Jean Rhys's "The Day They Burned the Books," daffodils and strawberries are loaded with symbolic meanings. What are they? Why does Eddie say that he doesn't like daffodils? What do these flowers mean to both Eddie and the young narrator? How do they both feel about the English, and why?
3) What is the narrator's attitude toward Nora ( in Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy")
4) Referring to Lois's collection of painting of the Canadian wilderness, the narrator in Atwood's "Death by Landscape" says, "Looking at them fills her with a wordless unease." What makes Lois uneasy? What is her relationship to nature? Why is she both drawn to and repelled by nature? What does she see in the paintings?