George Eliot writes the story in novella form. Discuss why this form is important to the understanding of "The Lifted Veil".
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?
Discuss, in detail, Latimer's childhood. Include his relationship with his mother, his father, his brother, and his illnesses.
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?
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.
Discuss Latimer's first vision of what he believed to be...
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