Oscar and Lucinda Topics for Discussion

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What does Mrs. Williams' compulsive need to brush her hair say about her character? Why would the author choose this particular quirk to communicate his point?

Identify one or more turning points in the novel in which Oscar and Lucinda, had they made different choices, could have set themselves on a path to a happy ending.

Do you think Oscar and Lucinda could have been happy together under different circumstances? Why or why not?

Oscar dies before he receives a response to the letter he sent to his father confessing his sins. Imagine you are Theophilus and compose a letter to Oscar in response to his confession.

What traits does the narrator's mother have in common with her grandfather, Oscar Hopkins?

What might Lucinda have done differently to maintain control of her employees at the factory?

Compare and contrast Oscar and Lucinda's characters. What are their similarities...

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