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What different images are given of marriage in Catherine, Called Birdy?

Compare and contrast Catherine and her mother and Catherine and her father. How does Catherine embody her parents' traits, good and bad?

What is the role of Morwenna in the story? How does her role contrast to that of Perkin?

Why is Catherine angry about marrying Shaggy Beard but happy to marry Stephen? What is society's opinion of the two matches?

How does Catherine change throughout the year? Which changes is she aware of, and which does she not appear to notice?

Older women play an important role in Catherine, Called Birdy. Compare and contrast the elderly Jewess and the King's cousin and the effects they have upon Catherine.

Catherine often complains that men have more options than women. Discuss the options that were available to women and those available to men. Did...

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