Essay Topic 1
George Eliot writes the story in novella form. Discuss why this form is important to the understanding of "The Lifted Veil".
Essay Topic 2
Latimer decides to write down the story of his life during the month leading up to his pre-seen death. Why do you think Latimer decides to do this? Would you consider following in Latimer's footsteps and doing the same? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss, in detail, Latimer's childhood. Include his relationship with his mother, his father, his brother, and his illnesses.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the importance of the phrenologist's study of Latimer. Historically, what does the study of phrenology show? How does this examination change Latimer's thoughts about himself?
Essay Topic 5
Compare and contrast two of the following "relationships" in detail:
-Latimer and Alfred.
-Latimer and Bertha.
-Latimer and his mother.
-Latimer and his father.
-Latimer and Charles.
-Alfred and Bertha...
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