A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Responding to Background Reading for Maggie: A Girl of the Streets December 4, 2007

Filed under: Realism and Naturalism — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:35 am


Consider the background information you have read tonight to get us ready for our novella by Stephen Crane:  Maggie, A Girl of the Streets.  Please consider these questions:

 1.  What do you think it meant to be a “girl of the streets” in Stephen Crane’s time?  
2.   What ideas, concepts, or facts stood out to you as important, surprising, or significant in some way from your background reading I have provided you (our handouts)?  Why?
3.  Do you think that life for children has changed significantly from the late 1800s to 2007?  Why or why not?  What common problems or issues are still troubling?  In what ways has life improved for children?

Consider these questions and formulate a MULTI-PARAGRAPH response.  Reflect thoughtfully and deeply, please!