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Edith Wharton

The Other Two

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1904

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Essay Topics


Compare and contrast Mr. and Mrs. Waythorn. How can both characters be characterized as wearing masks?


Compare and contrast Waythorn and Varick, focusing on their various meetings. Why is Waythorn envious of Varick? How is his attitude to Varick different from his attitude toward Haskett?


Much of the humor comes from the fact that this story is told from Waythorn’s point of view. How would the story (especially the humor) change if the story were told from Alice’s point of view?