Little Dorrit Topics for Discussion

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What is the purpose of the Office of Circumlocution? Do they achieve their purpose? How?

Compare the characters of Amy Dorrit and her sister Fanny. What made these two women so different?

Are Miss Wade and Tattycoram similarly unhappy souls? What made Tattycoram go back to the Meagles?

Examine the character, personality and actions of Rigaud. Is there a moment in the novel when he is not behaving like a villian? Why or why not?

Why is the secret of Arthur's birth so important to Mr. and Mrs. Clennam that it was kept for over forty years and worthy of blackmail?

Which, if any, of the characters change in the novel? How do they change, and what causes this change? If you determine none of them changed, why do you think the author chose not to change them?

How much did the setting of mid-19th century...

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