How does Crane use imagery to set the tone for the novel?
What kinds of color symbolism are apparent in Maggie?
What role does religion play in this novella? How do the various characters use religious language and approach religious themes?
Focus mainly on how Crane expects his readers to respond to the characters and their lives. For example, did Maggie have real choices or was she forced into prostitution? Did any of the characters have choices? Is this book Realism or Naturalism? Where do we see the same debate in Modern society?
What part do social forces affect the outcome of the characters’ lives?