Day 5

Arcadia Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why have Lord Byron, Mr. and Mrs. Chater, and Captain Brice all left in the middle of the night?

    Lady Croom catches Mrs. Chater with Lord Byron, with whom she had been conducting an affair. She kicks Lord Byron and the Chaters out, and Captain Brice arranges for the Chaters to come on a voyage with him, because he is in love with Mrs. Chater.

  2. 2

    Why does Septimus leave letters to Thomasina and Lady Croom in his room?

    Septimus is anticipating the possibility that he may die in his two planned duels the next day, so he writes letters intended to be his last words to his employer and his student. Lady Croom goes into his room after she sends Lord Byron and...

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