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The Moonstone

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why does Rachel not get to contribute a narrative?
  2. What do you think Ezra Jennings was accused of?
  3. Why do Franklin Blake and Ezra Jennings hit it off so well?
  4. What is the effect of the structure of the novel? Why do you think Collins chose to construct it as a series of first-person narratives and letters from multiple points of view? How would the story be different if there were a traditional, third-person narrator?
  5. Which narrators do you trust the most? Which do you trust the least? Why?
  6. Why does Gabriel Betteredge get to narrate the first section of the novel?

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