Gaudy Night Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare author Dorothy Sayers with character Harriet Vane. Use at least three specific details in your comparison.

Essay Topic 2

What is the "marriage question" that Harriet faces? How is it linked to the mystery Harriet solves? Does she answer it by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 3

Harriet agrees to help with the mystery at Shrewsbury because "there did come moments when all personal feelings had to be set aside in the interests of public service." Explain this statement and answer the following questions. How is this conclusion debated later when Peter has coffee in the Senior Common Room? What is an example of someone besides Harriet who does this?

Essay Topic 4

At one point, Peter tells Harriet to write her current mystery about human beings, not just a jigsaw puzzle. Has Dorothy Sayers done that? Support your answer with at least three references to...

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