Answer the two following questions and create two critical, thoughtful responses. Use in-text citations from the readings to support your point of view.
For each respond 150 words.
1. Find and explicate the passage in “Roman Fever” that you think exemplifies the core irony of the story.
2. Analyze how Wharton characterizes Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade. Pay close attention to how social rivalry and social status are important aspects of their relationship.
“Roman Fever” by Edith Wharton: