Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting in a few different scenes in the novel. How does the setting work with the characters to move the plot forward? How does the setting inhibit the characters' action?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Frank Randall and Captain Jonathan Randall. How does Claire initially respond to Captain Randall, given that he looks so much like Frank? Does Captain Randall's treachery eventually affect Claire's memory of Frank? Support your opinions with details from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Claire's behavior as a woman in the 1940s and in the 1740s. In which setting does she appear more competent? In which setting does she appear more at ease or more natural? Do you think she adapts easily to a new culture, or does she continue to make cultural errors throughout the novel?
Essay Topic 4
Compare Claire's two marriages, particularly her compatibility with...
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