A Month in the Country Topics for Discussion

J. L. Carr
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Discuss the symbolism of the painting in the novel. What characters and/or story lines does it parallel?

Carr titles the novel A Month in the Country. What is the importance of the country in the story? Why do you think Carr places the story where he does? Is the experience of the country the same for all characters?

Describe Birkin's transitions in the novel. What is he like when he arrives in Oxgodby? How does he change? What causes these changes?

Who is the damned man in the painting? What role does he play in the novel?

Compare the original painter and Birkin. How are they connected to one another? What does Birkin learn about the painter?

Discuss the relationship between Birkin and Alice. Why do neither of them act on their feelings for each other? How does their relationship compare to the...

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