Study Guide

Pure Women and Femininity

By Julianna Baggott

Women and Femininity

You won't find a woman who isn't an absolute force in Pure. These women are not to be messed with. There's even a leader of a group called the "mothers" whose name is Our Good Mother. Oh, and these mothers are fused together with their own children, stuck to take care of them for eternity.

The women in this book make the men look pretty foolish at times. Even though this dystopian world still subjugates women and paints the men as superiors, it's pretty easy to see that these women aren't going to take this subjugation lying down.

Questions About Women and Femininity

  1. Why is Our Good Mother the most powerful mother?
  2. Who is the strongest female character in this book? Pressia? Our Good Mother? Aribelle? Lyda?
  3. Do you think the mothers' hatred of men is a founded? And why do they agree to help Partridge and Bradwell?

Chew on This

The women in this book are much stronger than the men.

Only those who have lost children (or are fused to them) in this book truly understand what it means to suffer.