Anne of Green Gables Topics for Discussion

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Compare attitudes over physical appearance depicted in the novel to contemporary attitudes among girls and boys of Anne's age today.

Describe the relationship between the depiction of nature and Anne's sentiments towards places and events.

What makes Anne such an enduring character of world fiction?

In what ways does Anne conform? In what ways does she remain fiercely independent?

What tone does the author create in her portrayal of religion?

Anne of Green Gables was hugely popular in post-WWII Japan. What qualities do the book and the title character embody that make it such a source of inspiration in the face of adversity?

How do Marilla's sensibilities change — or not change — over the course of the book?

1. One criticism of Anne of Green Gables is that, although Montgomery claims that Anne has a number of flaws, her faults are minor ones, such as daydreaming and talking too...

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