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Discuss the theme of intrigue in the novel "Bring up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel. What is intrigue? Where does it appear in the novel, and which characters are responsible for it? How do these characters sow intrigue, and what forms of intrigue do they use to their own ends? Are they successful? Why or why not?

Why does King Henry turn away from Anne Boleyn to Jane Seymour in the novel? What does he hope to gain by divorcing himself of Anne, and marrying Jane? What are the consequences of the king's actions for the Boleyns, including Anne? What are the consequences of the king's actions for Jane and her family?

Discuss the theme of love in the novel "Bring up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel. What forms of love appear in the novel? Between whom does love occur? Are any of these...

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