Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
In what sense is The Moonstone a novel about imperialism? Is it anti or pro-imperialistic?
Describe how the form of The Moonstone is appropriate to a detective novel.
What is the role of women in The Moonstone?
Suggested Essay Topics
What various methods of reading and writing does The Moonstoneaddress?
How does Franklin Blake's presence as editor affect how we read the novel?
What role does intoxication play in the novel? Is it ever used as a metaphor for something else? What are the implications of intoxication in The Moonstone?
Look at all the different wills and legacies in The Moonstone. How do they figure into the plot? What connotations do they have?
How is "Englishness" defined in the novel? With what characters is it associated? Does it have an opposite?
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