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

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

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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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