por Anzia Yezierska
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- Joyce Carol Oates
In Joyce Carol Oates's short story "Shopping," a mother and daughter experience tension while on a shopping trip.Pair “Shopping” with “Excerpt from ‘Where Lovers Dream’” and ask students to discuss the different kinds of love explored in the two texts. How are the characters affected by the love they feel for others? How does love drive their actions?
Why Do We Hate Love?
- Robert Firestone, Ph.D.
Loving another person and accepting love from another person can sometimes be a very painful experience. In his article, "Why Do We Hate Love," Robert Firestone, Ph.D. explains the psychology behind this phenomenon.Pair “Why Do We Hate Love” with “Excerpt from ‘Where Lovers Dream’” and ask students to discuss how Anzia Yezierska’s short story explores the negative experiences associated with love. Does the narrator’s ex-boyfriend appear to be having a similarly negative experience as the narrator?
- Edgar Allan Poe
In "The Raven," the speaker bemoans the loss of his lover and, tortured by love, steadily slips into madness.Pair “The Raven” with “Excerpt from ‘Where Lovers Dream’” and ask students to discuss how love is depicted in the two texts. How are the poem’s speaker and the story’s narrator affected by losing their lovers? In what ways are their losses different?