Day 3

House of Mirth Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Of what is Mr. Trenor accusing Lily? What does he want from her?

    He thinks she is accepting payments from other men the way she is accepting payments from him, and believes that she deliberately manipulated him into thinking that she would offer him sexual favors if he gave her money. He wants to have a sexual relationship with her in exchange for all the money he is sending over.

  2. 2

    How does spending the night at Gerty’s change Lily’s course?

    Before Lily fell asleep, she was set on marrying Selden for love. When she wakes up in the squalor of Gerty’s apartment, she knows she cannot wake up like this every morning. After this time, she will consider only...

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