Category Archives: Pamela Regis

Discussion Questions for The Sheik CHs 1-4

1. In the early chapters of The Sheik, Diana Mayo is repeatedly characterized for her boyish characteristics and her asexuality: “She was only of medium height and very slender, standing erect with the easy, vigorous carriage of an athletic boy” (9). … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions for Rebecca CHs 1 – 6

1. Many critics claim that Jane Eyre created a new genre: the feminist fairytale (86), a genre that combines the Cinderella myth with a feminist tract, but romance novel scholar Pamela Regis argues that this is just a “backhanded naming of the romance … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice, CHs 1 – 14

1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” This opening line of Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous first lines in … Continue reading

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