Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Topics for Discussion

Sena Jeter Naslund
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How does Una come to live on the island with the lighthouse? What problems did she have with her father?

How does Una develop a love of the sea? Why is it unusual for a young woman to be so adventurous?

What are the circumstances of Una's marriage to Kit? Why does Una say that Kit married his own guilt when he married her?

How does Una come to marry Ahab? Why are there questions about the legitimacy of the marriage and any offspring?

How does Ahab lose his leg? Why does he insist on returning to the sea and whaling?

How does Una finally find peace and fulfillment in her life?

Why are Una and Mary so worried about their husbands on their last voyage? What factors contribute to the anxiety?

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