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Henry is enamored of Hendrik Andersen, despite not being particularly fond of the sculptor's work. What challenges might this present to a potential relationship? How would Henry's fame color Andersen's eventual failures? How do you feel about loving someone you do not believe has the skill to succeed?

Contrast today's cultural views on homosexuality with those of Henry James's time. What has changed? What remains the same? Are there ways in which Victorian society was more accepting than our own? Some research may be necessary to address this topic.

Colm Tuibnn has Henry James express distaste for the historical novel, and The Master is an historical novel about Henry James. Argue Henry James's position that the historical novel is a flawed medium, using either your own views or research on what the real-life James said on the subject. Also, argue the opposite position, that...

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