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The character of Belinda has often been accused of being too cold and calculating. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. Does the character work as a means of conveying a moral message, or is she simply too cold, unlike-able, or boring to care about?

The author claims that the book is a 'moral tale.' What messages does she intend her readers to gain from the story?

Is this a feminist novel? Consider both modern and contemporary attitudes in your answer.

Some critics have suggested that the title of the book should not be 'Belinda' but 'Lady Delacour' as she is a more prominent, interesting and important character, and in many ways it is really her story that is being told. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer.

Discuss the theme of Disguise and Pretense in this book. Who pretends to...

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