Please address one or more of the following questions in your response. Remember to keep these brief–about a paragraph or so in length.
1) Why do you think Bloom chose Violet as the story’s narrator? How much do you trust her (Violet) and why?
2) There’s a lot of humor in this story — is it appropriate, given the subject matter? Why would Bloom include it?
3) By the end of the story, how have your feelings toward the family, especially Violet, changed? What do you think about these people? Who’s the most sympathetic?