Juvenalian Satire

Powerful Literature

Opening

Consider your reaction to “Once Upon a Time” and discuss the following questions with your classmates.

  • Where in this story did you experience the strongest emotions?
  • What stays with you when you think about this story?
  • Some would say that the most powerful literature remains with you a long time after you’re done reading, so often it’s helpful to return to that point of intensity and take it apart. What made it work on you as it did?