Short Essay Questions
1. In Lyme, by some strata of society, Sarah Woodruff is known as the French lieutenant's whore. Ernestina has another name for her. Why and what is it?
2. Sarah is described as not beautiful by any standards. What is it that captivates Charles so much when he first sees her face?
3. How does Knowles interject himself into the novel?
4. What are the indications of Charles as an eligible bachelor before his engagement to Ernestina?
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