The Winter of Our Discontent - Short Answer Questions

1.  Margie Young-Hunt reads women’s fortunes.  One night she decides to read Ethan’s while she is visiting the Hawley family.  Examine how Margie’s reading foretells Ethan’s future.

2.  Examine Ethan’s relationship with his wife.  Do they have a healthy relationship?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship?

3.  Is Ethan more like his father, who he describes as “a gentle, well-informed, ill-advised, sometimes brilliant fool” (37), or more like his honest, hard working grandfather?  Explain.