The Haunting of Hill House Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the differences in the methods Dr. and Mrs. Montague use to study the paranormal. Which approach, if any, do you believe is most successful? Why?

Do you believe Eleanor was justified in feeling resentful towards the others for treating her like a hysterical female? Or do you believe the others in the party saw something in Eleanor that alarmed them? Justify your position with examples from the story.

Did Eleanor intentionally let her mother die, or is she merely suffering from bereavement and a mistaken feeling guilt? Cite examples from the story that support your point of view.

Why does Mrs. Montague believe that a loving attitude is more effective in a haunted house than a fearful one? Would it have changed anything if Eleanor had shared her belief? Why or why not?

What changes in behavior or speech occur in Luke's character after spending time...

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