Please use the following questions as a starting point for your response to the Karen Joy Fowler story “The Pelican Bar”. You don’t need to answer all of the questions, or even answer any of them in full, but please keep your response focused and relevant.
- How does tone function in this piece? How would you characterize the tone, and how is it created?
- This story skips over large amounts of time. How does Fowler manage this, and what effect does it have?
- Is this a “realist” story? How do you know? Does it make a difference one way or another?