Essay Topic 1
Is Margaret a feminist? Use direct evidence from the text as support for your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the character of Margaret from the beginning of "The Thistle and the Rose" with the character of Margaret at the conclusion of "The Thistle and the Rose." How is she the same? How is she different? What were the major factors that changed her as a character, and what kept her the same?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast two of Margaret's husbands from "The Thistle and the Rose." What similarities do they have? What differences do they have? Make sure to address not only the characters but their marriages with Margaret as well, using direct evidence from the text in your paper.
Essay Topic 4
What three major aspects of "The Thistle and the Rose" would have been different if Margaret were a man?
Essay Topic 5
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