Cirak's Daughter Essay & Project Ideas

Charlotte MacLeod
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1. Because the story is told from Jenny's point of view, the expository language is frequently colloquial. Discuss this stylistic feature, citing specific examples of colloquial language used for exposition, not dialogue.

2. Trace the evolution of Jason Cirak's character, which emerges bit by bit through Jenny's experiences in Meldrum. Why is she ultimately very proud of him although she was brought up to dislike him?

3. How does Jenny develop during the course of the novel? In what ways does she mature? Cite specific instances to demonstrate her growth toward maturity.

4. Jenny occasionally misinterprets situations. Cite some examples and suggest why she misinterprets them. Is she a good judge of human behavior?

5. How does the element of humor contribute to the effectiveness of the novel? Cite examples.

6. Discuss what clues the author gives the reader as to the identity of the murderer...

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