Day 3

Top Girls Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Mrs. Kidd tells Marlene, "You're one of these ballbreakers, that's what you are. You'll end up miserable and lonely. You're not natural." What does she mean by this? What does Mrs. Kidd think a woman's role is?

    Mrs. Kidd thinks a woman's purpose is to support her husband and to put him first. The fact that she is even having this conversation is the first indication of this: she is in Marlene's office arguing for her husband's job. For her, a woman should naturally be a part of a household rather than moving up in her career.

    Some students may think it is ironic that Mrs. Kidd tells Marlene she will end up miserable and lonely. Mrs. Kidd almost loses her husband to a...

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