78 pages 2 hours read

Kristin Hannah

Firefly Lane

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

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Essay Topics

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The novel employs a third-person omniscient narration that switches focus between Kate and Tully. Is this an effective writing style for this narrative? In what ways would the story be different if it were told by a first-person narrator? How would those changes affect the reader’s interpretation of the events and characters? 

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Much of the novel focuses on a woman’s choice regarding her role in society and whether to focus on family or career. Is this text an accurate portrayal of that decision and its fallout? What does the author seem to suggest regarding the kinds of decisions one must make and the results of those decisions?

3.

Hannah examines how people are shaped by their experiences. Are Kate and Tully products of their environments and past relationships?

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