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A Virtuous Woman Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

A Virtuous Woman explores the relationship of two people who are polar opposites but who fulfill emotional needs for each other. A terminal illness tests and reinforces their devotion and commitment, demonstrating that love and marriage are bolstered by private bonds undefined by socioeconomic labels, age, and public expectations.

1. Discuss the significance of injuries and illness, especially those that result in death, to the book's tone and plot development. Compare how the physical suffering of men and women are depicted. Contrast the description and purpose of physical and mental pain.

2. How believable are the narratives? What seems authentic, and what seems contrived? What factors might motivate the characters to omit or embellish facts?

Is Jack's self-analysis plausible? How is his statement that town people think too much incongruent with his antagonistic debates with Cecil and examination of his history with Ruby and feelings toward her?

3. Compare Roland's and...

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This section contains 373 words
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