(a) Create a list of things that happen to us as we age (changes to our minds and
body). Which character from the novel most embodies the process of aging? How
can you tell?
(b) Compare and contrast Ninny's view of aging with Evelyn's view of aging. What
is the same about their views? What is different? Is there anything unexpected or
surprising in this comparison?
(c) Do you think Evelyn is too old to start selling cosmetics? How does Ninny
respond to Evelyn's ideas on aging?
(d) During one of their meetings, Ninny explains to Evelyn what it feels like to age.
How does Ninny describe the aging process? Does this description add comfort
or fear to the aging process?