english 102 discussion 2

Choose ONE question. Respond in a well written one-paragraph or more response. After responding to a question (from either reading), you will respond or “respond to” one peers’ response. Your response should be a well written one-paragraph or more response.

“Good People”

1.What do you think about the physical structure of how this story is written? Does this structure affect readers ability to understand the story? Why or why not?

2.How would you summarize Lane Dean as a character? Does he learn anything at the end of the story? Focus on the character traits discussed in class.

3.Do you find Lane Dean to be a hypocrite? Explain how he is or is not hypocritical throughout the course of the text.

“The Birth-Mark”

1. The title of the story draws attention to the word “birth-mark.” What is a birthmark? Does the word resonate in ways that might help illuminate aspects of the story?

2. What do you see as Aminadab’s role in the story?

3. Why do you think Georgiana complies with Aylmer’s plans, especially after she knows that he is uncertain of success?


Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Portable 12th Edition. New York: Norton, 2017.

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