The Nanny Diaries: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Nicola Kraus
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How does Nan change throughout the story? What is the catalyst for her change? What's her turning point and does she come to this on her own?

Why does Nan take the X's abuse despite the low pay and poor hours? Does Nan deserve the treatment?

Describe Nan's relationship with H.H. Is this a developed relationship?

How are the Horners character foils for the X family?

Does Mrs. X know about Mr. X's affair? If so, what suggests this?

What is the effect of the authors using the name "Nan" for the nanny and the surname of "X" for the family? What does this suggest?

Why does Mrs. X buy a puppy for Grayer?

Is Mrs. X a victim or a perpetrator? She's also been the other woman, so why would she think that it could not happen to her?

How can the X family have...

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