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rebecca harding davis life in the iron mills worksheet

Life in the Iron Mills
1. As you read, list all the times you find references to hell or the devil.
2. What point is Davis making about hell and the devil?
3. List all the times Davis alludes to race. Is there a consistent pattern?
4. Who is the main character? Why?
5. Why does Davis make such a point of Wolfe being “womanish”?
6. What is Mitchell’s importance in the story?
7. Does it make a difference that the korl statue portrays a woman? Why or why
8. What is the point of the story?
9. Having read this story, can you think of reasons why Davis’s work faded from