The House of Mirth

by: Edith Wharton

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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What two life states does Wharton present as the only safe places for a woman?

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What social behavior does Wharton ironically suggest is uncivilized?

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What benefit does being both wealthy and being male confer?

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What motif connects Lily’s approach to finding a suitable husband to her approach to making money?

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What plays a larger role in determining American class hierarchies than European ones?