Nights at the Circus Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Is Fevvers fact or fiction? What evidence is there that she is a hoax? What hints that she is truly, physiologically unique?

Topic 2

Explore the role of time in the novel. What is the meaning of Ma Nelson’s clock? Does it truly suspend time? Why does Lizzie say, after the loss of the clock, that she and Fevvers will never know what time it really is?

Topic 3

All of the characters in Fevvers’ stories have happy endings. Do you think this is realistic? Why do you think the author chose to make this so? What message or attitude is she trying to convey?

Topic 4

The women in the novel are not typical of women in the late 1800’s. Name some examples of how these women push the boundaries of typical behavior during this time period.

Topic 5

Why do you think Walser feels such an attraction...

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