The Return of the Native Discussion Questions

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The events of this story take place in the 1840s. Determine how ruralEnglandchanged between that time and the time of the book's publication in 1878. What factors account for such a change?

At the beginning of the book, Thomasin and her aunt are worried about her reputation when she comes home unmarried. Investigate Victorian social customs. Discuss how things have changed since Victorian times. In your opinion, have they changed for the better or for the worse?

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