Rebecca Discussion Questions

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1. Mrs. Van Hopper has briefed the young narrator on the history of Manderley and its owner, Maxim de Winter. With her previous knowledge, do you suppose that the narrator has fallen in love with Maxim or with Manderley?

2. Discuss the narrator's relationship to Mrs. Danvers. Why does Mrs. Danvers dislike the second Mrs. de Winter?

3. What is the significance of the boathouse? Why does Maxim stay away from it?

4. Why is Doctor Baker's testimony so important to Maxim's case? Does it make you change your mind about the events surrounding Rebecca's death?

5. What are some of the objects at Manderley that remind the narrator, Mrs. Danvers, and Maxim of Rebecca?

6. Why is the narrator's costume a mistake? What is the significance of such an error?

7. Beatrice Lacy, Maxim's sister, is kind to the second Mrs. de Winter, yet she constantly argues with Maxim. What is the background...

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