Analysis of an Element of Fiction

Discuss how setting plays a role in “A & P”, “Hills Like White Elephants”, or “The Lesson.”
Why is the time period of “A & P” significant?
How does the physical setting of “Hills Like White Elephants” or “The Lesson” play an important role in the story?
Argue for your interpretation of the main theme in a story.
What does the Cathedral in “Cathedral” symbolize? What makes that symbol an important one for the story?
How do the many symbols in “The Lesson” contribute to the story’s theme?
How does Kate Chopin use irony to illustrate the plight of women during the 19th Century?
What do the quilts symbolize in “Everyday Use”?