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Unformatted text preview: 4. Describe the conflict between Louise’s mother’s view of her and Louise’s view of herself. 5. What (or who) is the central emotional event in the story? (OVER) 2 6. What is the hidden emotional cost of losing weight and gaining her family’s approval as described in par. 21 (p. 82)? How does that foreshadow the end of the story? 7. How does Louise evaluate Richard’s acceptance and ultimate rejection of her? With whom does she compare it? 8. What is Richard’s tragic flaw? 9. Why does Louise return to being fat after presumably achieving the life she wanted? Is she happy? Find evidence to prove your answer. 10. What do you think is the universal message of the story? 3...
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- Spring '08