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Winterson, Jeanette
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Literature

Explore Winterson's use of literary references and archetypal stories throughout the book. How do these references support her personal narrative?

Literature

Discuss the role of books and writing in Jeanette's life. How have books shaped who she is and impacted her identity?

Identity

How does Jeanette's birthplace influence her sense of self? Provide examples and direct quotes from the book.

Identity

Explore the impact adoption has had on Jeanette's identity. In what ways is she influenced by her upbringing and in what ways is her identity attached to her birth parents?

Loss

Explain the role of loss in Jeanette's life and how it impacts her perspective on the world.

Loss

Examine the use of the following quote throughout the book: "Why is the measure of love loss?" Discuss Winterson's repetition of this quote. Is it effective? Why or why not?

Love

Explain how the theme of...

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