The good literature teacher knows what questions to ask, and when to ask them. However, in the same way that there are only a few original plots, there are only a few original questions. These questions are protean, assume different incarnations, although I believe most of the great questions a lit teacher needs emerge from a rather simple catechism:
1. What does the author want me to feel?
2. How does the author actually make me feel?
3. Why am I failing to feel the way the author wants me to feel?