I'm going to do it a little different this morning and put all the prompts in one post. Please feel free to start new posts with anything you would like to discuss!
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What are your general
thoughts of the book? Did you like it?
The life of a woman in the nineteenth century, especially among the upper class, was fairly constricted. As a product of that culture, was Lucy justified in her actions? What part does culture play in dictating what is morally right? Does the concept of right change as culture changes? Should it?
Women's lives have changed a great deal since the late nineteenth century. In what ways have women's lives not changed?
Do you find Victor a likable or sympathetic character? Why or why not? What about Lucy? William? Do you need to like the characters to enjoy a book? Is there an ultimate villain in the story? Who is it? Why?
In the nineteenth century, men routinely dictated the course of women's lives. Is William morally wrong in dictating the path for Lucy? Do you believe he truly loves her? Do his manipulations show his love as real or unreal?
Does William deserve his fate? Why or why not?
P.S. Sorry for the wonky formatting. I pasted from and email and don't want to retype it all. I think you can still tell what I was going for