Miss Lulu Bett Discussion Questions

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Read the novella Miss Lulu Bett. How do the play and the novella compare? Which do you prefer? Why?

As Gale saw it, the character Lulu Bett had three possible futures: marriage to Mr. Cornish, marriage to Ninian, or the solitary journey away from home to make a new life for herself. Which of these endings do you think most strongly supports the ideals of feminism? Which of these endings do you think works best artistically? Explain your analyses.

At the time of its publication, Miss Lulu Bett was alternately praised as a feminist statement on the drudgery and oppression of women, and criticized as being merely feminist propaganda that failed to show strong, independent women. Which assessment of the play do you feel is more accurate? Explain your answer.

Conduct research to find out more about what was happening with the women's rights movement in...

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