This job offers study questions and essay topics for the short story, "Black is My Favorite Color."
One possible essay topic is to consider Nat and his influence (or lack thereof) on the events that occur in the story. Was he powerless? Could he have handled his relationship with Ornita any other way? This is the fate and free-will question, and there's plenty of territory to ...
Bernard Malamud's "Black Is My Favorite Color" is explicated briefly.