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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Portrait of a Lady? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Women want


Dates
Clothing
Makeup
Men
Independence
Q. The novel is about discovering


Oneself
Friends
Family
Vampires
Scientific discoveries
Q. Which values clash?


American/Latin American
American/European
Spanish/French
Irish/British
Mexican/Canadian
Q. We see an example of the modern career gal as well as a traditional, proper-to-a-fault, obedient Victorian daughter. Which theme is this?


Identity
Independence
Contrasting Regions
Women and Femininity
Wealth
Q. Gilbert is a


Protagonist
Domineering villain
Nice man
Potential love interest
Mentor and guide
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