The Last Silk Dress Topics for Discussion

Ann Rinaldi
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Who is Hugh Chilmark? Why does he attempt to rescue the American flag in the prologue of the novel? Why does this make him cry? What does Hugh mean when he tells his daughter to always stand up for what is right even if it hurts someone she loves? What did Hugh fail to stand up for? What can the reader assume by Hugh's reaction to the American flag being flung to the ground? Is Hugh a Union sympathizer?

Who is Susan Dobson Chilmark? Why is she not allowed to join a sewing circle? Why does Susan dress up in boy's clothing before leaving the house? Where does she get this clothing? What protection does Susan believe these clothes will afford her? For what reason? Who does Susan meet when she goes to the Spotswood Hotel? Why did she go to this hotel? Who...

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