On this page, we suggest a number of study questions that can help you get started with your analysis of “Walk Don't Run” by Douglas Bruton. On the following pages, you can read examples and explanations that can help you answer all of these questions.
Study questions about structure
How is the grandmother's final piece of advice foreshadowed during the story?
What are the main conflicts of the plot?
Is the ending of the story open or closed?
Study questions about characters
How old is the narrator, and how does her youth and inexperience come across in the story?
Are the narrator's feelings about her grandmother positive, negative, or mixed? How are her feelings revealed in the text?
How does the relationship between the narrator and her grandmother change at the end of the story?
What does t...