Our Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West encourages students to dig deeper in their understanding of great works of literature. #MasterTheText
As a novel of the post-Great Depression era, The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West depicts the failure of one popular conception of the “American Dream.” Moreover, West’s novels highlight and intensify aspects of American life to show what it is, as opposed to what it ought to be, or even what it could be. This Study Guide to The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West explores the context and history of Nathanael West’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Available now on Amazon!
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The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of numerous classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.