Essay Topic 1
Discuss the genre of the novel Excellent Women. What is literary fiction? What are the elements of literary fiction? Which of these elements can be found in Excellent Women?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author Barbara Pym. What genre of novel does she usually write? Does Excellent Women have anything in common with Pym's other work? Is Pym a respected writer in her field? Are there any elements of her background found in the novel Excellent Women?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of the church in Mildred's life. Why is it important to her? What does the church provide for Mildred besides a location for worship? How does Mildred's background relate to the church?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the setting of the novel Excellent Women. Where and where is the novel set? How does the time period affect the storyline? How does the place affect the storyline? Would...
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