The King and I Discussion Questions

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Is Anna a feminist? What are the principles of feminism that she upholds, and how does she demonstrate her interest m the rights of women? Where and how does she depart from your idea of feminism?

How is "orientalism" portrayed in The King and I? What role do you think "orientalism"' played in the British Commonwealth's interest in Siam in the nineteenth century? What role does this play indicate that it had?

What effect on the meaning of the story would occur in adapting The King and I to a dramatic play with no music or songs?

How would the story of The King and I be different if Anna were happily married when she took the assignment to act as governess to the King's children? Is this play a love story?

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