Shirley Jackson became famous as a master of the horror tale.
However, she is more than a writer of supernatural fiction. Her stories show
how people can be capable of violence, cruelty, and madness. They seem to
show people's inability to be free from their primitive nature. In this story
she delves into the inner psychological dilemmas that affect Margaret, the
main character, while on a vacation to New York City.
What is Margaret's initial feeling about her vacation to New York?
What does Margaret expect New York to be like? Check your answers