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Explain the Harlowes' eagerness for Clarissa to marry Mr. Solmes.

Explain Clarissa's motivation for secretly corresponding with Mr. Lovelace.

Discuss why Clarissa was forbidden to write anyone, including her family, during her confinement at Harlowe Place.

Describe at least three means Mr. Lovelace used to entice Clarissa to run away.

Explain Mr. Lovelace's reasons for taking Clarissa to Widow Sinclair's house.

Argue for and against the rationality of Mr. Lovelace's theory of proving Clarissa's virtue.

Invent a new way for Clarissa to escape from Widow Sinclair's house.

Compare and contrast Clarissa and Miss Howe.

Compare and contrast Mr. Lovelace and John Belford.

Clarissa dies of a "broken heart". Conjecture the physiological causes of her death.

Clarissa is accused of being too "nice." Defend or oppose this opinion, citing reasons and examples of her behavior that support your argument.

Place Clarissa in modern-day America. What...

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