“The Second Choice” 1325-37
A. Describe the main character.
B. Describe Arthur and Barton.
C. Why would she prefer Arthur?
D. What is her surroundings?
E. Why doesn’t Shirley pursue Arthur to Pittsburgh?
F. Why does she decide to marry Barton?
G. Who is trapped and how?
H. How does Arthur avoid the trap?
I. How might this story have grown out of Dreiser’s life?
J. How does this story compare to life in the 21st century?
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