The Other Boleyn Girl Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Philippa Gregory
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Essay Topic 1

At its core, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a story of wanting power in the world. Anne wants it. Mary thinks she wants it. And their family will do anything to get it.

Part 1: How does Anne strive to gain power and position in this novel? Is it effective?

Part 2: How does Mary strive to gain power and position in this novel? Is it effective?

Part 3: What does the Howard-Boleyn family do to gain power in this novel? Is it effective?

Essay Topic 2

Mary seems to fall in love with King Henry VIII pretty easily, a little too easily for some readers. But is this really the case?

Part 1: What does Mary see in Henry VIII that makes him attractive to her?

Part 2: Is Mary talked into her feelings for the King? If so, how?

Part 3: Do you believe Mary actually loved the King? Why or...

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