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Discuss forgery. What is forgery? Who defines it? Was what Chatterton did with the Rowley documents really forgery? What about the plagiarism in which Harriet engaged? Is that forgery? Was Merk's imitation of Seymour's work forgery? In what way is each of these examples different?

Discuss Charles's obsession with Chatterton. Is his obsession a type of procrastination with regards to his own work? Or is his obsession a symptom of his brain tumor?

Discuss Charles and Chatterton. In what ways are they alike? In what ways are they different?

Discuss the parallels between the modern characters and the Victorian characters. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different?

Discuss why the writer may have chosen to include so many redundant characters. Why is parallelism used in this novel? Does it help the plot or hurt it?

Discuss Chatterton. What would it have meant...

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