Miss Lonelyhearts

by: Nathanael West

Suggested Essay Topics

Writing help Suggested Essay Topics

Discuss the significance of stones and rocks in Miss Lonelyhearts.

How do Miss Lonelyhearts's preoccupations with order coincide with his views on religion? Note Betty's status as a symbol of order to him.

How does Miss Lonelyhearts react to grotesques? Consider especially when he meets grotesques or the innocent face-to-face.

Does West romanticize the country? Or does he critique the underside of the pastoral world?