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What are the themes in “Hands”? How do you know they are the themes? Provide specific references within the text.
If we changed the point of view of the text—say, from one character to another or multiple characters—how would the story change? Whose story is not told in the text? Who is left out, and why might Anderson, the author, have omitted this character’s tale?
Define gender (in your own words—no dictionary definitions). What does “Hands” suggest or reveal about gender (socially, politically, and psychologically)?
Identify and explain at least three similes and metaphors in “Hands.”
What is the mood of “Hands”? How does the mood relate to other parts of the story, such as character or theme?
What flashbacks or foreshadowing are present in “Hands”?