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A Morbid Taste for Bones is set in Medieval times when women were portrayed very different than they are today. Compare the terms used to describe women in the novel to the terms used to describe men. What character traits are considered positive for a female or male character, and which are considered negative by the characters? What do your findings tell you about the gender stereotypes of the times?

Discuss characters that break the stereotypical gender roles expected from them in the time and culture used for the setting of A Morbid Taste for Bones. What are the results of their transgressions?

Jerome and John represent the two opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to feelings about authority, particularly Prior Robert's authority over them. Discuss how these two characters differ in their views about authority, devotion and worship. How do they fare as followers...

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