The Portrait of a Lady
The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Architecture
Gardens, flowers, landscapes
Art, objects
Isabel as a ship
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What’s Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rags to Riches
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Volume 1, Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Volume 2, Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Characters
Isabel Archer
Isabel Archer Timeline
Gilbert Osmond
Gilbert Osmond Timeline
Madame Merle
Madame Merle Timeline
Ralph Touchett
Ralph Touchett Timeline
Henrietta Stackpole
Henrietta Stackpole Timeline
Caspar Goodwood
Caspar Goodwood Timeline
Mrs. Touchett
Mrs. Touchett Timeline
Mr. Touchett
Mr. Touchett Timeline
Lord Warburton
Lord Warburton Timeline
Countess Gemini
Countess Gemini Timeline
Pansy Osmond
Pansy Osmond Timeline
Edward Rosier
Edward Rosier Timeline
Mr. Bantling
The Misses Molyneux
Lilian Ludlow, née Archer
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Romantic
InformationTool
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Independence
Independence Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Contrasting Regions
Contrasting Regions Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Possession
Possession Quotes
Suffering
Suffering Quotes
Pride
Pride Quotes
Wealth
Wealth Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Men and Masculinity
Men and Masculinity Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
That’s a Lady? She Couldn’t Have Shaved First?
That’s a Lady? She Couldn’t Have Shaved First? Flashcards
That’s a Lady? She Couldn’t Have Shaved First? True or False
I Hear It’s Seeing the Picture of Dorian Gray
I Hear It’s Seeing the Picture of Dorian Gray Flashcards
I Hear It’s Seeing the Picture of Dorian Gray True or False
Essay
The Portrait of a Lady
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Isabel Archer in a Doll's House
Portraits of the Other Ladies
Isabel Archer in The Bachelorette and The Dating Game
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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