The prompt for the research paper is as follows:
In his short novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter writes about a family in grief. How does he portray this psychological journey? You may analyze one character or all of them. You may choose to discuss your interpretation of the Crow and what this character represents.
Your research might investigate the psychology of grief, death and dying, family dynamics, childhood loss of a parent, or the death of a romantic partner. Or you may choose to research the various roles of grief in culture, and investigate aspects of rituals, spirituality, myths, poetry, and storytelling that are present, both overtly and covertly, in Porter's work.
The argument of your thesis must be specific and must directly involve the novel.
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